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