Mustang Corner Fire 100 Percent contained
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Contact: Jenn D'Emilio, 305-242-7870
Everglades National Park Declares Mustang Corner Fire 100% Contained
The Mustang Corner Fire, which began the morning of May 14, was declared 100% contained on June 4 at 1800. Fire crews from around the nation assisted Everglades Fire Management contain the fire at 39,465 acres. A Type I Incident Management Team oversaw the operations of the blaze when it exceeded the capabilities of local officials. The Park reassumed control of the fire on May 25, when crews began focusing their efforts on mop up and rehabilitation. The fire has been flown daily to monitor hammocks still smoldering in the interior part of the burned area.
Did You Know?
Of the 27 species of snakes in Everglades National Park, only four are venomous – the cottonmouth, the diamondback rattlesnake, the dusky pygmy rattlesnake, and the coral snake. The snake to the left is the non-venomous, endangered Indigo Snake.