Date: June 7, 2011
Time: 9:45 PM
Over 2000 acres of the Goethe Forest continues to burn out of control. The Division of Forestry has named the Levy County fire the "Badland Fire". The Division of Forestry, local Fire Departments and Fire Departments from surrounding Counties has worked around the clock fighting this fire.
On Monday, June 6, 2011 the fire spread from the west side of County Road 337 and jumped the highway on the east side of CR-337 threatening homes in the area.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011, the Badland Fire continues to be out of control resulting in the road closure of State Road 121 from Highway 19 to CR-337 and is closed to all traffic. Citizens in the south end of Levy County traveling north should use the below detour route:
From County Road 336 turn north on County Road 337. Follow CR-337 to SR-121 and turn north to Williston.
Citizens should expect delays and should travel with extreme caution due to heavy smoke in the area.
Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
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