The Jarhead Fire, on the Big Cypress National Preserve east of Naples, FL was started by lightning on April 26, 2011. It is 100% contained as of 5/23/2011.
|Date of Origin||Tuesday April 26th, 2011 approx. 05:30 PM|
|Location||Big Cypress National Preserve 20 miles northeast of Everglade City, Florida|
|Incident Commander||John Nobles/ Justin Turnb|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday May 18th, 2011 approx. 12:00 AM|
Sawgrass, saw palmetto, sable palm, slash pine (Southern Rough).
Smoldering in cypress strands and domes. Small interior pine pockets flaring up.
Firefighters continue to patrol and mop-up along the perimeter. Aerial reconnaissance flights continue to only see some minor interior smoke as interior fuels continue to burn out.
1.) Continue to patrol, monitor, and mop up all divisions of the fire. 2.) Continue to provide resources for initial attack.
With chance of lightning, additional starts are possible. Additional Fires within Big Cypress National Preserve: Birdon Fire (90 acres) and Copeland Fire (110 acres). Both are in monitoring stage. Overkill Fire (25 acres). Crews continue to work on containment of the Overkill Fire located in the far NE corner of the Preserve.