Thursday, 10 May 2007 01:00
Picayune Strand FireWritten by Mike Kiniry
Firefighters continue working a large wildfire in Picayune Strand State Forest in Collier County. It could be next week sometime before it’s completely contained. There have been more than a dozen wildfires in Southwest Florida, and more than 200 across the Sunshine State, in the past few days. And forecasters and water managers seem to agree that dry conditions are just getting worse. The fire in Picayune Strand is one of the largest burning right now in Florida.
WGCU's Mike Kiniry caught up with the Florida Division of Forestry's Gerry LaCavera who says they’re working closely with local fire departments, using a 2-pronged approach to containment…