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$460,000 And Counting: With Federal Aid Unlikely, Flagler Will Bear Fires’ Entire Costs

| June 28, 2011

The still-rising costs don’t help the county’s budget, which is acing a $5.5 million revenue loss from dropping property values. Gov. Scott could have minimized the impact, but he refused to ask for a federal emergency declaration, though previous, lesser fires had gotten such a declaration.

Optimism Replacing Anxiety Over Flagler’s Wildfires, But Local Costs Keep Climbing

| June 22, 2011

There’s been three successive days of gains on the Espanola fire and elsewhere, with rain in the weekend forecast. The Division of Forestry is not letting up, however, as it plans to maintain a deployment of more than 200 firefighters in Flagler County.

2 Firefighters Killed in N. Florida, Underscoring Dangers of Violent Flares on Contained Fires

| June 21, 2011

The Blue Ribbon fire near Jasper was not large and had been declared contained, but the firefighters were reportedly overrun by a sudden flare-up as they were extending fire-lines–as DOF firefighters are doing every day on the Espanola fire in Flagler County.


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