Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Fish and Wildlife Service
Folkston, GA 31537
As of this afternoon, the Compartment #1 Fire is 98% contained. Fire personnel are continuing to patrol and monitor the fire each day, as there will continue to be areas of smoke within the fire perimeter until the area receives sufficient rain. With no rain in the forecast and a hot and dry holiday weekend approaching, fire personnel will also be ready for any additional fires that may occur due to the drying conditions. Fire personnel and equipment from area refuges are also onsite to assist with monitoring the Compartment #1 Fire as well as being available for any new fires that may occur during this forecast increase in fire danger. The Compartment #1 Fire was caused by lightning and is estimated at 185 acres.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday May 19th, 2019 approx. 12:00 PM|
|Location||.5 mile east of Okefenokee Swamp Park - Waycross, GA|
|Coordinates||31.055 latitude, -82.255 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Hot Dry Trend forecasted for the area, possible thunderstorms
Winds will be switching from a southerly component that will put pressure on the East (right flank, Southeast/South (Heel) lines.