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FFS responding to brush fire near Lake Morality Road

UPDATE 5:00 P.M. —

The fire is now reported to be contained. The size estimate of the fire was decreased to five acres.


The Florida Forest Serivce has reported an active wildfire off of Lake Morality Road.

At this time, the fire is said to have burned about 10 acres and is reported to be 0% contained.

Dry weather has contributed to a hightened fire risk in much of the Florida Panhandle over the past several weeks. 

The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will meet in special emergency Session on Friday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. ET in the commission meeting room, at 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, to consider action on a county-wide temporary burn ban.

This report will be updated as more information becomes available.

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David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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