Mustang Corner Fire declared out
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Contact: Jenn D'Emilio, 305-242-7870
June 17, 2008
For Immediate Release
Everglades National Park Declares Mustang Corner Fire Out
The Mustang Corner Fire, which began the morning of May 14, was declared out at noon on June 14. The rain that has fallen on the fire area, measured in rain gauges installed on the fire perimeter near the last areas where fire was smoldering in hammocks, helped to put the remaining embers out. Crews and personnel from around the country came to the Everglades to support the suppression efforts and were critical in keeping the fire contained to 39,465 acres.
Everglades National Park is still in Fire Severity conditions. Local personnel, Yellowstone helitack personnel, a type 2 helicopter and a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) remain ready for initial attack with the increase in lightning activity over the last few weeks.
Did You Know?
Over fifty-nine color varieties of the Liguus Tree Snail have been seen in and around the Everglades ecosystem. They graze on the algae and lichen that grows on smooth-barked trees. During the dry winter months, they are usually sealed to these trees to conserve moisture.