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Fire risk rises as we grow PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Muir   
Sunday, December 30 2007
Dry conditions and rapidly expanding development mean more homes than ever are in danger.

In the market for a new home? Then you're sure to come across developments with names celebrating their proximity to the wilderness with words such as woods, preserve and pines.

Country living may provide a respite from the traffic, noise and congestion of urban Altamonte Springs or Orlando, but it also increases the risk that your home will be destroyed by a wildfire.

And with growth pushing Central Florida's development into rural zones, more homes than ever are at risk.

For more on this, read the Orlando Sentinel article .
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