Fire Season 2022 | Florida Wildfires

UPDATE 1 | 3/5/2022 | 2125 hours PT

FIELD UNIT | BLACKWATER

B66 FIRE Okaloosa County.

Reported 3/5/2022 1759 PT. Unknown acreage. 0% contained.

B-43 FIRE | Santa Rosa County.

Reported 3/5/2022 1659 PT. Unknown acreage. 0% contained.

FIELD UNIT | CALOOSAHATCHEE

23RD STREET WEST FIRE | Lee County.

Reported 3/5/2022 1238. Unknown acreage. 0% contained.

FIELD UNIT | CHIPOLA

ADKINS AVENUE FIRE | Bay County.

Credit | Bay County, FL Emergency Services

Size Up: 1,400 acres. 35% contained.

Damage Assessment: 2 structures destroyed. 12 damaged.

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Incident Cooperators: Bay County, FL Emergency Service, Florida Forest Services-Chipola, Bay County Sheriff’s Office.

Alert | Bay District Schools

3/5/2022 1945 hours PT | 7:45 p.m. update: The School District is doing as much as possible to support our students, families, and employees who have been impacted by these devastating wildfires. We are monitoring the fires and remain in close contact with emergency officials. We have not yet made any decisions impacting our school schedule for Monday but we expect most, if not all, schools to be open as usual. As all of you are already aware, this situation is very fluid and changes can occur rapidly. As always, if anything changes with our usual school schedule, we will use social media, automated phone calls, emails, and mainstream media to ensure our students, parents/guardians, and staff have the information they need. Our hearts are with all of those who have directly been impacted by the fires and we stand in awe of the first responders from our community and other communities who are doing all they can to bring an end to this terrible devastation.” – Bay District Schools

BERTHA SWAMP RD FIRE | Gulf County.

Size Up: 8,000 acres. 10% contained.

Incident Summary: The fire originated in Gulf County on Friday, 3/4/2022, and quickly moved into Calhoun and Bay Counties. It is now 8-10 miles southeast of South Bear Creek Road x US 231. Evacuations are in effect for various communities in Bay County.

Caution: Drivers and residents are being encouraged to stay clear of the area and follow all updates from the Bay County Emergency Services agency via Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BayCountyFLEmergencyServices

State of Emergency: Bay County has issued a local State of Emergency, which is also under a current mandatory burn ban.

Evacuation orders in effect for:

  • Transmitter Rd and Start Avenue
  • South of Hwy 231 to US 98 (Tyndall Pkway)
  • Bear Creek area
  • South of Scotts Ferry Road
  • East of Hwy 231.

Shelter located at:

  • Bay County Fairgrounds, 2230 15th Street.

Incident Cooperators: Bay County, FL Emergency Service, Florida Forest Services-Chipola, Bay County Sheriff’s Office

Resources: 200 total fire personnel (Bay County) and from the Panhandle area, plus 70 FFS firefighters. Dozers, tractors, engines, and other heavy equipment.

Current Status: Firefighters are working to establish containment lines and structure protection.

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3102 SAPP RD FIRE | Jackson County.

1 acre. 0% contained.

2329 SE CYPRESS POINT RD FIRE | Calhoun County.

0.1 acre. 90% contained.

865 RUFUS RD FIRE | Washington County.

1.5 acres. 85% contained.

450 AMELIA LANE | Walton County.

Reported 3/5/2022 0940 hours. 0.25 acres. 0% contained.

FIELD UNIT | EVERGLADES

HOMESTEAD FIRE | Miami-Dade County.

200 acres. 90% contained.

FIELD UNIT | LAKELAND

DAVIS ROAD FIRE | Polk County.

1,085 acres. 90% contained.

SAND SCRUB FIRE | Polk County.

135 acres. 80% contained.

FIELD UNIT | MYAKKA RIVER

WF5 SW EAGERTON DR 0134 FIRE | DeSoto County.

.75 acre. 80% contained.

FIELD UNIT | PERRY

PINNER ROAD FIRE | Dixie County.

0 acres. 0% contained.

ROCK ROAD FIRE | Dixie County.

100 acres. 25% contained.

SOUTH HWY 351 FIRE | Dixie County.

Unknown acreage. Reported 3/5/2022 1042.

FIELD UNIT | WITHLACOOCHEE

KIM LANE FIRE | Pasco County.

0.1 acre. 0% contained.

CR 205 FIRE | Sumter County.

2 acres. 90% contained.

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