Monday, October 21, 2019

Huckabee Wildfire

 

 

CBN_A13-10The 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 bring shifting winds into the area, which should aid fire operations. There are
 

 

currently 64 personnel from various agencies committed to this incident.

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 actions

 

 

to contain this fire while providing for visitor and resource safety.

CBN_A13-11As 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/

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