December 6, 2013
LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) - Polk County officials have issued a
mandatory evacuation order for 200 homes and have whisked 50
children away from a camp near a brush fire that's scorched 200
acres in central Florida.
About 70 firefighters from several agencies are battling the
fire in Lake Wales. Officials issued a reverse 911 call for the
home evacuations. The 50 children were being taken from a Lions
Camp to a nearby Red Cross shelter.
The shelter was set up at a recreation center.
Officials say windy conditions could fuel the fire's spread in
an area that has seen little rainfall this season.
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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