MAITLAND, Fla., April 6, 2017 — On April 5, wildfires were reported on or near two St. Johns River Water Management District properties.
Update as of April 6 at 3:20 p.m.:
The district responded to wildfire reported on the Seminole Ranch Conservation Area (at the convergence of Orange, Brevard, Volusia and Seminole counties) and at Silver Springs in Marion County, adjacent to district property.
The wildfire at Silver Springs is contained.
The wildfire at Seminole Ranch Conservation Area is 4 acres and located south of the marsh area. Recent rain has inhibited the spread of the fire. District staff are coordinating with Florida Forest Services, Brevard County Fire Rescue and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct mop up operations to reduce smoke and prevent the chance of fire breaking out.
To date, rainfall trends for 2017 have been below average with future predictions for similar trends, creating conditions favorable for wildfire.
This is the final update on these fires. Please contact Danielle Spears at 407-961-3838 with any media inquiries.