Forestry Officials Say Florida Still in a Drought

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The threat of wildfires in Florida remains high despite the weekend rains from Tropical Storm Barry.

It drenched some of Florida's largest wildfires and helped contain them, but there was not enough rain to extinguish theflames.

One-hundred-34 wildfires continue to burn on about 130-thousand acres across Florida.

That's down considerably from just a couple of weeks ago. The Division of Forestry says recent rain has alleviated drought conditions in some parts of the state and helped knock down wildfires.

That's allowing the state to reposition its force of 600 firefighters.

The Division of Forestry says Florida is in better shape following the tropical storm but the fire threat remains.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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