Mandatory Evacuation Lifted

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Date: June 1, 2007
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

As of 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2007, Pedro Ramos, Acting Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve, lifted the mandatory evacuation that was in place for portions of the Preserve due to heavy fire activity.                                           

Residents that have camps within the Addition Lands north of I-75 and west of Turner River Road, and those camp owners within the Bear Island Unit may now access their properties. This mandatory evacuation did not apply to any other residences within the Preserve.

The closure related to recreational access into all areas of the Preserve north of I-75, and Addition Land areas south of I-75 and east of Turner River Road remains in place.

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