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Compartment #1 Fire

Unit Information

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Fish and Wildlife Service
Georgia
Folkston, GA 31537

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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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSunday May 19th, 2019 approx. 12:00 PM
Location.5 mile east of Okefenokee Swamp Park - Waycross, GA
Incident CommanderHeisey
Coordinates31.055 latitude, -82.255 longitude

Current Situation

Size185 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Significant Events

Hot Dry Trend forecasted for the area, possible thunderstorms

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Winds will be switching from a southerly component that will put pressure on the East (right flank, Southeast/South (Heel) lines.

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