AVON PARK — Despite a night of fighting, fire crews still had not contained an approximate 8,000-acre wildfire on the Avon Park Air Force Range by Thursday afternoon.
Florida Forest Service, which assisted the Avon Park Bombing Range Fire Department, reported that firefighting efforts had to contend with the complication of a potential thousands of unexploded ordnance in the woods. Bulldozers were not able to access parts of the fire, so fire strike teams back-burned the woods to create fire breaks.
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