Wildfires Force Evacuations and Partial Closure of I-10 in Florida Panhandle

The Florida Forest Service is reporting that high winds and low humidity has taken a prescribed burn and turned into a fast moving wildfire that has forced more than 1,600 people in the impacted areas to be evacuated from their homes and a portion of I-10 to be shut down in both directions due to heavy smoke conditions. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is reporting that several structures have been damaged and the fire is about 65% contained. There have been no reports of injuries or fatalities.

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