Military exercise sparks 8,000-acre wildfire at Florida Air Force range

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This week a military training exercise sparked an 8,000-acre wildfire at Avon Park Air Force Bombing Range near the Highlands-Polk County line.

The fire started Wednesday afternoon, and according to Fox 13, was 50 percent contained by Thursday.
USAF Director of Operations Buck MacLaughlin told the station that they couldn't quite pinpoint the culprit, but the fire could've been started by rockets, a missile or possibly a bomb.



The fire is expected to burn through the weekend.

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