Secondary Trail Closure
As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle trails, all secondary off-road vehicle trails are closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. More »
October Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled
The National Park Service at Big Cypress National Preserve has cancelled the off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. More »
Honeymoon Fire is approximately 850 acres, 50 percent contained.
Resources from the Honeymoon Fire responded to a fire at Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, on June 30.
Demobilization of resources is anticipated to begin today.
This will be the last update unless significant activity occurs.
The Florida National Scenic Trail is open. However, all associated connecting trails are still closed at this time.
Fire crews continue to take action where possible, balancing wilderness tactics with concerns for smoke on I-75. The fire made a few small runs through yesterday, pushed by erratic winds through pine and prairie, but remains close to a mile from I-75. The fire received minimal rain on the western edge, and is expected to be active again today.
Weather forecasts continue to call for generally northerly winds, which indicate smoke could impact I-75; the probability for moderate to heavy rains is also good again today. Firefighters are close to their trigger point at the southern edge of the fire to initiate a burnout to prevent further impacts to I-75.
Lightning is believed to be the cause of the fire.
Everglades National Park, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, and Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge are assisting.
Honeymoon Fire is approximately 650 acres, five percent contained. The fire grew actively in the direction of the dominant winds, which were generally light and variable.
, at 1700, approximately one mile north of Interstate 75, just east of Florida National Scenic Trail.
Did You Know?
The white-tailed deer has a vertical leap of nine feet! This is a useful skill to have when evading predators. How high can you jump?