Big Cypress National Preserve
National Park Service
Ochopee, FL 34141
The Parliament Fire started March 18 and is currently burning in Big Cypress National Preserve. The fire is estimated at 26,471 acres and is now 95% contained. Portions of the preserve, including Monument Lake and Burns Lake Campground and some trails, remained closed.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday March 18th, 2017 approx. 04:56 PM|
|Location||Five miles NE of Ochopee, FL|
|Incident Commander||Paul Varnedoe/ICT3|
|Coordinates||25.951 latitude, -81.22 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
Primary fuels consist of grass, southern rough and timber litter.
The infrared flight from last night showed no isolated hot spots within the fire’s perimeter.
Continue to monitor fire with aerial resources as needed.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: No fire growth is expected.
24 hours: No fire growth is expected.
48 hours: No fire growth is expected.
72 hours: No fire growth is expected.
High pressure to the east will continue to control the weather pattern into the weekend. There is a slight chance of a shower and maybe a few lighting strikes late each afternoon. The relative humidity is forecast to increase on Saturday. A cold front is forecast to move into the region on Tuesday, possibly stalling anywhere from north of Lake Okeechobee to south of Alligator Alley. This front will bring better chances for showers and thunderstorms for next week.