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Ag commissioner commends Florida Forest Service for successful firebreak, preventing home destruction on Garcon Point

| Staff Reporters
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson is commending the Florida Forest Service (FFS) and its firefighters with the Blackwater Forestry Center for their quick work of a wildfire that occurred March 28, 2024, on Garcon Point. The mitigation efforts prior to this wildfire – which were funded by the 2022 Emergency Wildfire Management Fund – largely attributed to the containment of the fire, prevented home destruction, and saved lives.


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