Update: A large wildfire that ignited last Friday at St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park is fully contained, Florida Forest Service officials said in a 6 p.m. Tuesday update.
The “Tree Frog Fire” remained at 1,150 acres, Forest Service officials said. State firefighters said they will continue to monitor the area throughout the week to make sure the flames stay contained.
It could take several days before the fire is dead out, officials said.
WILDFIRE UPDATE! The #Treefrogfire in Indian River County is now 100% contained at 1150 acres. Crews will continue to improve established containment lines and conduct mop-up operations until the fire can be called controlled or dead out which could take several days to complete. pic.twitter.com/yVQSbuOK7g
— FFS Okeechobee (@FFS_Okeechobee) May 25, 2021
No injuries were reported from the blaze. Forest Service officials think the fire originated from an unattended campfire.
An official cause for the fire has not yet been determined.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A large wildfire that ignited last week at St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park remained 80 percent contained Tuesday, Florida Forest Service officials said.
Forest Service officials said the blaze – dubbed the “Tree Frog Fire” – was still 1,150 acres. No serious injuries were reported and no structures were threatened, Forest Service officials said.
State firefighters were able to control small fire breakouts that occurred on Monday. Firefighters said they hope to have the flames fully contained within the next 24 hours.
Forest Service officials said they think an unattended campfire caused the blaze. The official cause remains under investigation.
The Tree Frog Fire ignited Friday at St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park. Heavy smoke led authorities to close Interstate 95 for several hours in both directions on Friday, affecting thousands of motorists.
Motorists in the area should still use caution, as smoke from the fire could reduce visibility.