New Smyrna Beach brush fire extinguished over the weekend, but statewide more than 100 fires burning

The 8.5-acre fire off Pioneer Trail and Jungle Road was fully contained by 4 p.m., Sunday, officials with the Florida Forest Service in Bunnell told Headline Surfer, adding there were no evacuations and no structures were threatened by the nearby flames.

 

 

 

 

"We are continuing to closely monitor these wildfires and do everything we can to ensure our firefighters and first responders have all the resources they need to protect our communities," Scott said.

"As these wildfires continue, there are people who woke up this morning to find their homes destroyed and their lives completely changed," Scott said. "This is an incredibly heartbreaking and challenging time, and I am encouraged to see our entire state working together to help one another."

 

 

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/22/us/florida-wildfires-evacuations/

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.