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Lightning Sets Off 10 New Wildfires, Not Counting a Half Dozen Quickly Put Out

| July 26, 2011

The fires signal the danger of somewhat dry conditions as lightning-rich storms keep rolling through. There are no plans to re-institute a burn ban in Flagler for now.

From Drought to Monsoon, But Fire Officials Warn Wildfires Aren’t Done Yet

| June 27, 2011

Some 2.7 inches of rain fell in the Bunnell area, flooding streets and swales, but the Espanola fire got much less, if any, and fire officials are saying that the county is not out of the danger zone yet.

Four New Fires Saturday Afternoon, Totaling 16 New Ones Since Friday; More Likely

| June 25, 2011

The four new lightning-triggered fires declared themselves between 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, including one in Favoretta and one across from Shell Bluff, on State Road 100, with more lightning and fires expected today.

Best News in Weeks: Weather Service Issues Flood Advisory for Central Flagler

| June 24, 2011

The National Weather Service was reporting the heaviest rains of the month–2 to 3 inches–smack in the heart of Flagler’s most severe fire zone, on the Espanola fire. That’s what the fire doctors had been ordering for weeks.

Fire Update: Lull Persists as
Fires Recede and Rain Approaches

| June 23, 2011

Fire officials reported little but good news on Thursday as fire lines have been holding and chances of rain are increasing through the weekend. Audio of Thursday’s full news conference included.

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.

Espanola Fire Boundaries and Fire Lines: June 22, 2011

| June 22, 2011

Espanola fire boundaries and fire lines as of June 22, 2011. Flagler County, Florida. Division of Forestry map.

Flagler County Fires: All Locations, Latest Acreage, Maps and Firelines

| June 22, 2011

Complete, updated chart of active Flagler County fires, satellite-view locations, acreage, and updated maps including detailed, latest extent of Espanola and White Eagle fires.

Espanola Fire Boundaries and Fire Lines: June 21, 2011

| June 21, 2011

Espanola fire boundaries and fire lines as of June 21, 2011. Flagler County, Florida. Division of Forestry map.

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.

Espanola Fire Boundaries and Fire Lines: June 20, 2011

| June 20, 2011

Espanola fire boundaries and fire lines as of June 20, 2011. Flagler County, Florida. Division of Forestry map.

Espanola Fire Boundaries and Fire Lines: June 19, 2011

| June 19, 2011

Espanola fire boundaries and fire lines as of June 19, 2011. Flagler County, Florida. Division of Forestry map.

Espanola Fire Boundaries and Fire Lines: June 18, 2011

| June 19, 2011

Espanola fire boundaries and fire lines as of June 18, 2011. Flagler County, Florida. Division of Forestry map.

Espanola Fire Boundaries and Fire Lines: June 13, 2011

| June 19, 2011

Espanola fire boundaries and fire lines as of June 13, 2011. Flagler County, Florida. Division of Forestry map.

4 New Fires Saturday as Division of Forestry Escalates Battle and Tactics Against Espanola

| June 18, 2011

The Division of Forestry now has more firefighting personnel in Flagler County than all the county’s and cities’ squads combined as DOF fights a make-or-break tactical battle against the Espanola fire.

Big Stand Against Espanola Fire at Threatened FPL Powerlines In Hopes of Halting Blaze

| June 17, 2011

Damage to the 500Kv FPL lines would affect local electricity customers. Beyond the powerlines lay pine-tree farms doused in herbicide, which has dried out underbrush, making it easier to burn. And beyond that: U.S. 1.

Espanola Fire, Now Over 5,000 Acres, Breaks Out Again On Three Sides; Calm Elsewhere

| June 16, 2011

The calm on Flagler’s smaller fires was deceptive as Espanola broke out on three sides, and fires by the dozens are breaking out across the state, further thinning resources. Drought conditions are worsening.

At Second Chance Rescue Near Espanola Fire, 100 Animals Are Prepared for Evacuation

| June 11, 2011

Debi Root’s Second Chance Rescue has pulled 30,000 animals from death row in 26 years. The Espanola fire near the State Road 100 operation is the latest challenge as Root lines up foster homes and volunteers should that becomes necessary.

Firefighter Hero-Worship and Floridians’ Hypocrisy: When Public Employees Save Lives

| June 10, 2011

Flagler County and Florida residents are falling in heaps with praise for the same public and union employees they and the lawmakers they elected just finished bashing, insulting, demeaning and robbing. The disconnect is sickening.

Duval, Clay, Volusia Helping Flagler; 18 Homes Pre-Evacuated; White Eagle Flaring Anew

| June 9, 2011

Other counties’ crews should help relieve local firefighters and press the case for a declaration of a state of emergency. Pre-evacuation warnings affect the western portion of Flagler, north of S.R. 100.

Video Tour: Lt. Richard Bennett Takes You Into the Heart of the Espanola Fire

| June 9, 2011

Lt. Richard Bennett is the Flagler County Fire Department’s operations chief, overseeing all fires. He describes and explains the extent of the Espanola fire and what firefighters have been doing to try to stay ahead of it.

Flagler Fires: New 70-Acre Blaze Northwest of Palm Coast, 3 in Southwest, Espanola Billows

| June 8, 2011

The 70-acre late-afternoon blaze northwest of Palm Coast, beyond Hargrove Grade, was contained by evening, but three fires in the southwest are burning anew, and Espanola is approaching 2,000 acres.

Photo Gallery: The Espanola and CR305 Fires on Monday

| June 6, 2011

A sequential photo gallery showing where Flagler’s largest and its newest fires were on Monday, and what it’s taking to keep them under a measure of control.

Day Ends With a New Fire Near CR305 As Dangers Mount and Devastation Sprawls

| June 6, 2011

The Espanola fire has grown to 1,500 acres, with little stopping it from doubling in size soon. By Monday evening, a new, 70-acre fire had exploded past Lake Disston on CR305, further straining limited firefighters’ resources. A complete roundup of Flagler’s forest fires and a photo gallery.

Taking Stock of Flagler’s Fires: Taming White Eagle as Espanola Threatens Mondex

| June 4, 2011

A ride-along with Flagler Fire Chief Don Petito and a photo gallery illustrate how firefighters took control of the US1-Seminole Woods fire, and what they’re doing to try to control the ever-growing Espanola fire, which may threaten Daytona North, i.e. the Mondex.

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