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County Line Fire Has Consumed Over 25,000 Acres in Florida, USA – April 12th, 2012

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April 12th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA - April 11th, 2012

The County Line Fire continues to generate a thick plume of smoke along the northern Florida/Georgia border. Here, the plume appears to have a V-shaped due to a shift in wind-direction from the southwest to the southeast. Over 100 firefighters are still combatting the fire, which was started by a lightning strike on the 5th of April and has now consumed more than 25,000 acres.

The fire is located in the Pinhook Swamp, which extends into both Baker and Columbia counties of northern Florida. Pinhook Swamp consists of pine flatwoods and swamps and are located between the Osceola National Forest and the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

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