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WATCH: Wildfire burns a Florida Key

Posted: 9:34 AM, Jul 28, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-28 13:34:35Z
WATCH: Wildfire burns a Florida Key
WATCH: Wildfire burns a Florida Key

Florida gets thunderstorms almost every day thanks to its unique climate.

Earlier this week, one of those lightning strikes hit a tree and started a fire on Egmont Key near Tampa.

It's a wildlife refuge where many birds nest and only a single park employee lives.

Firefighters have had trouble extinguishing the fire because of a lack of resources on the remote island.

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