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Florida man accidentally destroys 10 homes after burning books in his yard

Colin Wolf Mar 23, 2017 14:53 PM
Rather than donating his unwanted books, 10 homes and nearly 400 acres in Nassau County are now destroyed because a Florida man decided to burn a pile of paperbacks in his backyard.

The man hasn't been identified, but so far his book fire, which officials are now calling the Garfield Road Fire, is only 65 percent contained and no longer spreading, reports CNN.

Officials with the Florida Forest Service say the fire started Wednesday when the man was burning paperback books.

The fire is not expected to be extinguished by Thursday.

It should be noted that it's illegal to burn household garbage in Florida, but it is encouraged to donate books to the many local organizations that accept them like the Friends of The Library Program, or Better World Books.

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