At approximately 7:00 AM on January 4, 2012, Cumberland Island National Seashore fire management officials were notified by Camden County 911 of visible smoke in the wilderness. Firefighters found a small fire burning in the Willow Pond area. Firefighting crews including National Park Service, Camden County Fire and Rescue and Georgia Forestry responded quickly to contain and monitor the fire. PatRick, a contract hand crew, arrived on Friday the 6th and completed a containment line around the fire.
|Date of Origin||Wednesday January 04th, 2012 approx. 07:00 AM|
|Location||North of Willow Pond|
|Incident Commander||Odie Anderson|
1/11-behavior is slow, creeping and smoldering.
Three person crew from Everglades was released after MLK Jr. holiday weekend. The Park continues to monitor the area daily with one firefighter. There is still smoldering fire activity which is putting out light smoke.
Storms are predicted to move into the area on 1/27. This event should bring some rain, but could also bring additional lightning.
|Wind Conditions||4 mph W|