Tag Archives: Florida Highway Patrol

Fires Still Burn in Big Cypress

Submitted Fast Facts: The Cowbell Fire is currently 15,889 acres and 11% contained. 246 personnel are assigned to this incident. Equipment resources include seven helicopters, two single engine air tankers,  and 19 engines. Current Fire Situation: The Cowbell Fire is approximately three miles north of I-75, 1.75 miles south of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and two miles west of ... Read More »

FWC Law Enforcement 

Officer Arbogast and Investigator White were at a local boat ramp conducting a follow-up investigation to a boating accident involving a PWC livery. The livery inspection revealed that the livery did not have the necessary personal watercraft insurance as required by Florida Statue 327.54(5). This company had been warned a few weeks prior regarding their lack of proper insurance. While ... Read More »

Update on Parliament Wildfire in Big Cypress

Submitted The 26,371-acre Parliament Fire in Big Cypress National Preserve, as of press time, is 60% contained. With winds predicted to be calm and the likelihood of fire growth diminished, fire crews are strengthening containment lines and suppressing lingering hot spots. To date, “No injuries have been reported on this incident despite the fact that over a hundred personnel were ... Read More »

Wildfire in Big Cypress

By Coastal Breeze News Staff One of the compelling reasons we live in Southwest Florida is the beauty of the natural environment around us. One nearby national treasure is the Big Cypress National Preserve. Big Cypress is a protected area of over 725,000 acres, bordering the Everglades National Park to the south, and reaching into Collier, Monroe and Miami Dade ... Read More »

Huckabee Wildfire

The National Park Service is working to contain a wildfire within the Big Cypress National Preserve. The exact cause of the fire is unknown and an investigation is underway to determine the origin. It was ignited on March 29 at approximately 1 PM. As of April 3, roughly 20,000 acres have been burned with 50% containment. Weather conditions today will ... Read More »