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Apalachicola National Forest Wildfires

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National Forests in Florida
U.S. Forest Service
325 John Knox Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303

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As of June 5, 2019, increased chances of rainfall are forecasted for the Apalachicola National Forest through the weekend, but several wildfires will continue to burn and smolder due to recent hot, dry weather until the area receives significant precipitation. Wind from thunderstorms may increase fire behavior and lightning may spark new fires. No damage or loss to homes and structures has occurred from current wildfires.

Firefighters are focusing efforts on mop-up and control operations. Aircraft are conducting daily reconnaissance flights to identify areas on current wildfires that may need further attention from incident personnel.

· Brown House Fire, Wakulla County FL: The Brown House Fire is currently 217 acres and 80 percent contained. The lightning-caused fire started on May 28, 2019.The fire is east of FSR (Forest Service Road) 309, northeast of FSR 348.

· Diamond Fire, Wakulla County FL: The Diamond Fire is 134 acres and 75 percent contained. The lightning-caused fire started on May 28, 2019. The fire is slightly northwest of the Brown House Fire, south and east of FSR 306 near FSR 306-C.

· 360G Fire, Leon County FL: The 360G Fire is 521 acres and 75 percent contained. This lightning-caused fire started on May 28, 2019. The fire is northeast of the Diamond Fire, northeast of FSR 360 at FSR 360G. Firefighters will focus on cooling down hot spots today.

· Sand Fly Fire, Leon County FL: The Sand Fly fire is 147 acres and 90 percent contained. The fire started on May 29, 2019, and the cause is under investigation. The fire is in the northeast corner of the forest, west of Silver Lake Recreation Area.

· Lost Fire, Leon County FL: The Lost Fire is 9 acres and 100 percent contained. The lightning-caused fire started on May 31, 2019.

· Otter Fire, Leon County FL: The Otter Fire is 3 acres and 100 percent contained.



Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseFive Lightning-caused, One Under Investigation.
Date of OriginTuesday May 28th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationWakulla Ranger District of Apalachicola National Forest, Leon and Wakulla Counties.
Incident CommanderUS Forest Service
Incident DescriptionSix Wildfires Are Burning On The Apalachicola National Forest. Five Fires Are Lightning-caused And One Fire's Cause Is Under Investigation.
Coordinates30.191 latitude, -84.372 longitude

Current Situation

Fuels Involved

Timber (Slash and longleaf pine) with saw palmetto, gallberry, and wiregrass understory.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Lightning activity from predicted thunderstorms may spark new fires.