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Pine Pond Fire size estimated at 700 acres

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After a comprehensive mapping, the estimated size of the Pine Pond Fire northwest of Smithville has increased to 700 acres.As of Friday at noon, the fire is still about 10% contained.On Friday morning, county officials and representatives of firefighting agencies gave a press conference to update the public on the status of the Pine Pond Fire.The fire ignited at around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday near Old Antioch Road. Winds helped spread the fire to areas with heavy fuel loads. Fire behavior remained active until about 4 a.m., but officials anticipate it to pick up again later on Friday as the day gets ...

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