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Updated: 03/12/2018 08:44:03AM

Wildfires season heats up in March

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A fireman from the Leisure Lakes Volunteer Fire Department is seen here putting out hot spots on a fire at a home where an ember from a fire started one Thursday.

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Knowing some basic rules to follow can help to reduce fires.

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A brush fire on the side of the road on CR 29 in Lake Placid caused some tense moments for these cows but volunteer fire departments put it out quickly.

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Smokey Bear says that the fire danger is high today at the CR 17 Forestry division.

By KIM LEATHERMAN

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SEBRING — Wildfires can ignite at any time of the year. However, wildfire season spikes from March through May.

Florida Forestry Services Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Melissa Yunas said the end of the peak will depend on the rain we get.

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