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MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, FLORIDA

Incident Summary | An unknown cause sparked a wildfire in the stand of snags in the northern boundary of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge off of SR 3, approximately 4 miles South of Oak Hill, Florida.   The cause is currently unknown and being investigated.

Start Date / Time | The fire was reportedly have started on Monday, May 15, 2017, around 1430 hours.

Incident Cooperators | The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fire crews were immediately dispatched and responded to the fire.

Resources | There are currently 28 personnel assigned to this fire event.

Current Fire Conditions | Fire behavior is said to be moderate, torching and spotting but fire crews have reached a 90% containment status.  528 acres of Southern Rough have been destroyed.  Continued efforts to suppress and contain the fire will be the Fire Manager’s key focus.

Bollard Fire on the Merritt Island NWR on Monday evening, May 15, 2017.

Photo Credit:  Michael Good/USFWS

Social Media | We are currently using #BollardFire #FLwildfires2017 #FL for this wildfire.

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