USDA Forest Service successfully prevents Clear Lake Fire from spreading
THIS WILL BE THE FINAL UPDATE FOR THE CLEAR LAKE FIRETALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 15, 2018 – After two days of strategic firing operations, USDA Forest Service fire fighters have strengthened firelines. more
The Clear Lake Fire started in the Clear Lake Wilderness Study Area on the Apalachicola National Forest on March 9, 2013. The fire is approximately 4 miles southwest of Tallahassee in Leon County, FL.
USDA Forest Service officials have determined that the fire was human caused, although the fire is still under investigation.
Crews have been using direct and indirect tactics to contain the fire within the wilderness to preserve, enhance and protect values at risk. Providing for public and firefighter safety is the top priority and crews are engaging only where and when it is safe to do so. Other priorities include preventing impacts to infrastructure, reducing smoke impacts to Tallahassee, the Tallahassee International Airport and surrounding communities and minimizing impacts to red-cockaded woodpecker trees.
Crews anticipate having the fire 100 percent contained by March 17, 2018.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday March 09th, 2018 approx. 04:39 PM|
|Location||Clear Lake Wilderness Study Area, 4 miles Southwest of Tallahassee|
|Incident Commander||Mitch Ketron|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||90%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday March 17th, 2018 approx. 11:45 PM|
Keep fire within Clear Lake Wilderness area followed by patrol, mop-up and monitoring actions.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Hold, mop-up, and monitor
Increased RH and chances of thunderstorms with erratic winds
expected for tomorrow and tomorrow afternoon.