Home / Environment / Honey Prairie Fire has crossed into Florida

Honey Prairie Fire has crossed into Florida

By

The Honey Prairie fire continues to eat its way through the Okefenokee wilderness. Since its start the fire has consumed more than 81,000 acres. Okefenokee Supervisory Refuge Ranger, Art Webster says forestry officials and firefighters have taken many measures to try and stop the fire, and they hope to keep it contained in the swamp area.

“In the early stage of this fire we were organized under a unified command. Right now we have The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Georgia Forestry Commission, The Florida Division of Forestry all working together on this fire,” he said.

This afternoon the fire crossed the Florida state line.

About admin

Check Also

(Josh Kimble/ WUFT News)

North Central Florida Residents Protest Pipelines

Residents of North Central Florida are up in arms over the construction of both the Sabal Trail and the Dakota Access Pipelines.