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New River Fire

Unit Information

Everglades National Park
National Park Service
Homestead, FL 33034

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Incident Contacts

Gold Team
Phone: 772-631-2573

Erika Hoopes
Phone: 253-820-3325

James Sullivan
Phone: 305-546-9358

On Monday April 10, the New River Fire was located on the northern portion of the stair-step are near the Everglades and Big Cypress boundary. Currently the fire resides half on Big Cypress and half on Everglades National Park. Fire activity is minimal. Everglades and Big Cypress fire management will continue to monitor the situation.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday April 10th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationEverglades/Big Cypress Stair-step
Incident CommanderGold Team- National Park Service
Coordinates25.804 latitude, -81.246 longitude

Current Situation

Size70 Acres
Significant Events



Planned Actions

Monitor fire perimeter, assess values at risk

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Fire Weather Watch through tonight