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Dry, windy weather in forecast, fire danger increases

| Staff Reporters

The Florida Forest Service’s Blackwater Forestry Center is issuing words of warning for anyone considering any outdoor burning activities in the coming days: Use extreme caution.

It has been almost a month since much of the three-county area (Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties) has seen rainfall and wildfire activity is on the rise. Add to that a forecast calling for winds ranging from 15 to 25 mph and fire officials are braced for a potentially busy weekend.

Photo submitted by Florida Forest Service

 

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