OCALA, Fla. -- From the sky and from the ground, firefighters are working to tame a 400-acre wildfire burning in the Ocala National Forest. It's generating a lot of smoke.
But it's not scaring Edward Gee and his family away from their campsite. "As long as the wind's going towards the lake, no problem. Once it comes in from the lake, then you get pretty heavy duty."
But they did have to evacuate for a few hours Sunday night.
Ludie Bond with the Florida Forest Service says conditions are improving. "These homes obviously are still nearby, but are no longer considered threatened."
She says the fire about 50-percent contained right now. "Everything is looking good. But the smoke from this fire will be here for days and days, weeks and weeks."
Gee says it won't shorten his vacation. He's trusting the firefighters will keep him safe. "They kept us informed all the time. Very good outfit," he said.
Forestry officials say the fire was started by a campfire. A voluntary burn ban is in effect for Marion County.