- Posted March 28, 2012 by
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Fire in Famous State Park
Barely a cloud in the sky, yet there is fire burning in the Wekiwa Springs State Park, Apopka, FL. Floridians are used to daily afternoon storms that spark fires in dry conditions. Unfortunately, this fire wasn't sparked by Mother Nature.
The bear and deer seldom smoke cigarettes or cook on a camp fire. This was obviously caused by a human being's negligence in either disposing of a cigarette, not properly dousing the flames of a camp fire, or deliberately setting fire to the beautiful, yet very dry forest.
The only way to perpetuate this lovely natural area in the Wekiva Basin of Central Florida is for human beings to protect and conserve these precious areas.
These photos are taken on the shore of Lake Prevatt from Camp Thunderbird of Quest Inc. A camp for the developmentally disabled of any age.