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Osceola National Forest Wildfires 2019

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Osceola PIO
Email: OsceolaFireUpdates@gmail.com
Phone: 386-243-0301
Hours: M-Sun 0800-2000

Highlighted Activity

06/13/2019 Smoke Outlook June 13 and 14, 2019
Smoke Outlook for 6/13 - 6/14 Osceola National Forest Wildfires 2019 Issued at: 2019-06-13 08:37 EDT Wildfire Wildfires are currently being monitored, and any hotspots are being mopped up as...
News - 06/13/2019

There are five wildfires currently burning in the Osceola National Forest. All of the fires are located in Columbia County (see Fire Map). All of the fires were started by lightning.

The Smith Still Fire started May 29, is 516 acres, and is 95 percent contained.
The Deep Creek Fire started May 26, is 183 acres, and is 95 percent contained.
The Little Frog started May 29, is 20 acres, and is 100 percent contained.
The Little Gum Fire started May 29, is 4 acres, and is 100 percent contained.
The 238 Fire started May 14, is 170 acres, and is 100 percent contained.

Fire crews continue to secure the fire line and mop-up hotspots within the fire perimeter on the Smith Still and Deep Creek Fires. The Little Frog, Little Gum, and 238 Fires are in a patrol and monitor status.

Due to the on-going hot and dry weather, these fires will continue to smolder until the area receives significant rainfall.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
LocationAll fires are in Columbia County(see Fire Map).
Incident CommanderMark Ploski, IC3
Incident DescriptionSee Summary.
Coordinates30.201 latitude, -82.442 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel86
Size893 Acres
Fuels Involved

Timber and grass understory.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Secure line, mop-up, patrol, and monitor.

Remarks

Fires will continue to smolder until significant rainfall is received.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Lightning activity.