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Atlantic Coast Wildfires — Why Now?
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Atlantic Coast Wildfires

CNN reports on the Wildfire battle continues as interstate reopens

(CNN) — Wildfires scorched two counties in eastern Florida Sunday, closing a major interstate and forcing the evacuation of some coastal residents.

Interstate 95 reopened Monday, in time for the morning rush hour. It had been shut down in both directions from U.S. Highway 192 to the Indian River County line.

Thick smoke continued to drift across the highway, according to CNN affiliate Central Florida News 13.

A state trooper told the station that visibility on the interstate was less than 10 feet.

In Volusia County, near Daytona Beach, officials ordered the evacuation of about 400 homes near LPGA Boulevard.

In Brevard County, three brush fires were threatening homes. The largest consumed 1,900 acres near the town of Malabar.

These fires were started by one or more arsonists. We don’t have enough problems in the state, so we have to deal with crazies who think that burning up things is fun.  This may be related to the mortgage crisis, as there’s nothing like a fire to eliminate debt, and starting 9 fires draws attention away from the real target.