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Controlled burn gets out of control in Cedar Key Scrub - UPDATED

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By Kellie Parkin

What began as a prescribed fire Thursday morning in the Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve became a wildfire around noon when unpredictable weather conditions caused fire specialists to lose control, according to Senior Forestry Ranger Jerry Horton.

Crews have worked continuously since Thursday and as of Saturday evening the fire was mostly contained, said Jeff DiMaggio, Fire Management Officer for the Florida DEP Division of Parks and Recreation. There are only a few hot spots left, he said.  


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