Everglades National Park's Fire Management is managing a lightning ignited wildfire which started Tuesday, July 3rd.
The fire has spread to approximately 1500 acres. Resources assigned to the fire to date include 3 engines, 2 helicopters, and 1 Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT).
Fire management operations continue holding fire east of the main park road, and utilizing aviation resources when needed to minimize fire growth to the south and east. Precipitation amounts support projected containment.
Potential closures along main park road may occur. No park structures or visitor facilities are currently threatened. Firefighters are actively managing fire activity in order to protect Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow habitat located adjacent to the fire.
|Date of Origin||Tuesday July 03rd, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||Mahogany Hammock Area of the park|
|Incident Commander||Jennifer Adams|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday July 13th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
Tall Grass (2.5ft)Sawgrass and southern rough
No fire behavior observed
Fire received up to 2 inches of rain
Continued monitoring fire by air, weather permitting.
|Wind Conditions||29 mph NE|