Roger's Florida

Monday, March 16, 2009

Juniper Springs Wildfire

From Susan Young and the Florida Trail Association:
For those of you who might not be aware yet, there's been a BIG fire burning since last Wednesday in the Juniper Prairie Wilderness Area of the Ocala National Forest. There have been periodic closures of SR 19 and SR 40 due to fire supression efforts and heavy smoke.
As of this morning the fire had burned a little over 10,000 acres and was 85% contained.
We've been posting daily updates on the FTA website under Hiking - Trail Conditions. We will continue to post updates until the fire is out and the trail reopens.
The Yearling Trail from our NE Florida Hiking book, and the Pat's Island Trail from our CFL Hiking book are currently closed.
Does anyone have a photo of the fire scene???


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