The fire began just north of the Fire Prairie Trail along Turner River Road and is burning within the boundaries of Highway 29 to the west and north to Interstate 75. Weather conditions over the next several days will see fog in the early morning which could impact travel on major highways. Please exercise caution when traveling in this area. It is the priority of the NPS to take appropriate management actionsto contain this fire while providing for visitor and resource safety.
As the spring season continues, conditions within the Big Cypress National Preserve will continue to be dry. While recreating in the area please use fire cautiously. Campfire bans may be put into effect in the near future, so be sure to check the National Park Service website frequently to ensure you are aware of any bans.
For information regarding road conditions please check the Florida Highway Patrol at- www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/traffic/