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Anhinga Wildfire Burning in Big Cypress National Preserve

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Date: March 8, 2018
Contact: Laurie Humphrey, 305-613-9287

Ochopee – Today, March 8th, Big Cypress National Preserve was notified of a wildfire in the northwest corner of the preserve. The Anhinga Wildfire is located approximately 1 mile north of I-75 on the east side of Highway 29. 

The Anhinga Wildfire is estimated to be approximately 10 acres and is burning in a mixture of grass, pine, and cabbage palm. All Big Cypress National Preserve fire and law enforcement resources are on scene. Additional resources from cooperating agencies are being dispatched to the fire from the surrounding area.

Florida Highway Patrol and Collier County Sheriff’s Department have been notified of the possibility the fire could reach I-75 due to limited access where the fire is burning. There are no closures reported at this time. 

An additional start is being investigated located in the Bear Island Area. 

For additional updates and closures, please visit for park alerts or fire updates.

Last updated: March 9, 2018

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