Prescribed Burn

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When it comes to wildfires, Florida is still a dangerous place these days. The last two hurricane seasons have left lots of dead trees to serve as fuel for fire.

An area of the state forest off Highway 98 in Franklin County is being purposely burned Wednesday to make the forest a better wild life habitat. State officials say the new growth will provide a more nutritional diet for the animals that call the forest home.

With the help of the delayed air ignition device, they are able to burn 1,400 acres in roughly eight hours.