Published Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Multiple wildfires are burning in the State of Florida which include the following:
BENNETTS SWAMP FIRE
This wildfire is located in the Tiger Bay State Forest in Volusia County and is said to be about 280 acres in size, but is close to being contained with an 80% status. No structures are threatened at the time of this update. Some rain has fallen over the fireline within the last 24 hours.
FAVORETTA RANCH FIRE
This wildfire is located in Southern Flagler County, which is being staffed by fire personnel with the Florida Forest Service. As of 2031 hours PDT, the fire had burned 10 acres and was said to be 50% contained. No threats to homes or businesses.
Incident Cooperators include the FFS – Bunnell District, the Flagler County Sheriff, and the Florida Highway Patrol.
The Major Fire is burning about 10 miles northwest of Astor in the National Forests in Florida. Fire behavior was reported by Fire Officials to the National Interagency Fire Center which originally reported the fire to have burned over 3,000 acres of southern rough and chaparral and had a 57% containment rate. Unfortunately, the fire behavior would later become active and containment decreased to 25%.
The fire is being managed by the SA Blue Team. There is 133 total personnel with five engines and four copters.
No structures have been reported as lost but there has been a total cost-to-date of $850,000 for fire suppression and containment efforts.
Stock Photo. Credit | FFS
The Sandy Fire is burning in the Big Cypress National Preserve, about 22 miles northeast of Carnestown. No new information has been reported on this other than the fire has burned 19,814 acres of southern rough, grass, and hardwood litter.
The fire has been reported as 53% contained, along with 157 total personnel, two crews, 15 engines, and nine copters.
No structures have been lost, according to several fire sources.
About $4.3 Million for fire suppression and containment efforts have been reached.
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