The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

Moffit Cancer Center will offer free skin cancer screening on select dates in July Sunny weather makes Florida a hotspot for skin cancer, with rates higher than the national average. A  Florida doctor speaks about...
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Polk County has issued a burn ban

Polk County has issued a burn ban. Because of a lack of rainfall, there is a current increased risk of uncontrolled fires in Polk County.
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Florida Forest Service: lightning causes three wildfires in west Hernando County; Pine Island Park closed

The Florida Forest Service is responding to a series of wildfires along the west coast of Hernando County. In a press release on Tuesday, the Withlacoochee Forestry Center-Florida Forest Service says three wildfires broke out...
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Tampa-area mosque arson being investigated as hate crime

In a news release, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said an intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a mosque early Friday in Thonotosassa just outside New Tampa; the mosque arson is also being investigated as...
Dave Howard on Egmont Key fire

Wildfire may actually help nature on Egmont Key: environmentalist

In July a wildfire on protected Egmont Key burned eighty acres of habitat; but an environmentalist says it may have actually benefited the wildlife on the island at the mouth of Tampa Bay. Dave Howard is...

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