Smoke Expected to Continue for 'Weeks' from Clay Fire | News

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Smoke Expected to Continue for 'Weeks' from Clay Fire

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. -- The ongoing fires in Clay County have been reduced to several hot spots totaling nine acres located north of Freemont Ave. and west of Beauty Bush Lane, according to Clay County Fire Rescue.

Firefighters are focusing their mop up efforts in these areas Wednesday afternoon.  At last report a total of 1,131,600 gallons of water had been trucked in and pumped onto the fire.

Smoke is expected to remain in the area for weeks to come, until the muck and peat burns itself out or until significant rainfall falls on the fire.

Clay County Fire Rescue is urging homeowners to remove vegetative debris and flammable shrubbery at least 30 feet away from their homes and to refrain from burning anything.




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