Smoke Advisory Issued for Racepond Fire 5-29-2011
Incident: Honey Prairie Complex Wildfire
Outside the Racepond fire area, the potential for high fire danger exists due to dry and abundant fuels that are available to burn.
Fire behavior is expected to be severe today due to sustained easterly winds between 6 to 10mph with wind gusts approaching the high teens.
Residents and visitors of Waycross can expect increased smoke conditions due to the easterly winds. Okefenokee Swamp Park will be closed for the day due to fire control operations and heavy smoke conditions.
Firefighting resources will be strategically positioned east of Waycross to extinguish hot spots that may be present. Firefighters will be supported by aircraft when necessary, throughout the day, in order to assure public safety as the suppression efforts are implemented.
Residents and visitors should remain alert to any road closures that may be implemented in the area of US Highway 1 and Highway 177 (Okefenokee Swamp Park Road).