Disaster Aid OKd for Fire-Ravaged Areas
Wildfires that burned more than 8,000 acres of timberland west of Waldo in four days were weakened by rain and were contained beyond plowed firebreaks. President Clinton declared a major disaster and ordered aid to eight northern counties. Florida later received approval to include the rest of the state in the disaster declaration. Fires have burned 80 homes. There was one death, 14 injuries and about $13 million in losses.