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Bradford Fires Essay

  • Submitted by: ubykmole45
  • on December 11, 2008
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 468 words

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NEAR STARKE, Fla. -- About 1,000 people were evacuated from 700 homes Bradford County as two fast-moving brushfires raced through bone-dry forest and merged into one 16,000-acre blaze.
"It jumped over county Road 100 like it wasn't even there. So, nothing that we have done has done anything to stop this fire," said Annaleasa Winter of the Division of Forestry.
Forestry officials said at least one home has been destroyed and many others are being threatened as fire crews struggled to build fire lines around the blaze. "It jumped over county Road 100 like it wasn't even there. So, nothing that we have done has done anything to stop this fire," said Annaleasa Winter of the Division of Forestry.
Forestry officials said at least one home has been destroyed and many others are being threatened as fire crews struggled to build fire lines around the blaze.   Residents in the Griffis Loop area to Batten Road and those in the region between 41st and 47th avenues have been asked to evacuate.
Channel 4's Laura Mazzeo found some residents who did not leave when the evacuation was ordered.
"They came in the afternoon yesterday and told us to evacuate and my husband said no," resident Sharon Miley said. "Now I did pack me a bag -- it was sitting in the living room, just in case."
A Red Cross shelter was opened for evacuees at Bradford Middle School at 527 North Orange Street. There is also a shelter at the Waldo Baptist Church at 14430 Kennard off Highway 24.
Hampton Elementary School will be closed on Tuesday for students only. Staff is required to report to the district office.
All other schools are expected to be open Tuesday. However, school officials said any other students who have been displaced or can not make it because of the fire will be excused.
State Road 100 was closed from Keystone Heights to Starke and State Road 18 is closed from Hampton to State Road 100.
Drivers are being asked to avoid the area and take alternate routes if possible....

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