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Wildfires consuming the Panhandle

Firefighters in Florida are battling scores of wildfires that have burned more than 12-thousand acres across the Panhandle.  The fire is moving very quickly and is fueled by wind and dry conditions.

Governor Ron DeSantis toured the region Sunday and says  “all available resources” including National Guard helicopters have been brought in to fight two large wildfires in Bay County.

The Florida Forest Service says two fires in Bay County, the 9-thousand acre Bertha Swamp Road Fire and the 14-hundred acre Adkins Avenue Fire, are the biggest of nearly 150 wildfires in the state that are consuming more than 12-thousand acres.
“We are working with really all hands on deck to be able to mitigate this. And it’s a really, really significant, certainly multiple fires, major fire out there that we were able to see,” declared DeSantis.
Evacuation orders are in effect for parts of Bay, Calhoun, and Gulf counties, where over a thousand homes were under evacuation orders.