Friday, May 19, 2017

Military exercise sparks 8,000-acre wildfire at Florida Air Force range

Posted By on Fri, May 19, 2017 at 11:59 AM

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This week a military training exercise sparked an 8,000-acre wildfire at Avon Park Air Force Bombing Range near the Highlands-Polk County line.

The fire started Wednesday afternoon, and according to Fox 13, was 50 percent contained by Thursday.
USAF Director of Operations Buck MacLaughlin told the station that they couldn't quite pinpoint the culprit, but the fire could've been started by rockets, a missile or possibly a bomb.

The fire is expected to burn through the weekend.


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