The Florida Division of Forestry has posted some photos that were taken at the Indian Hammock, Fort Drum wildfire on December 16. It was described as “20-25 acres, 14 homes saved plus 12 barns & sheds”. Here are a few examples of their photos – the rest are HERE. The captions were written by the Division of Forestry.
A spot fire - fire brands (leaves on fire carried by wind) are now in front yard of home. crews trying to extinguishing it.
Forestry helicopter despensing load of water on fire. Ground crews - dozers and engines trying to save the barn & wooden fence
Forestry engine stage to stop fire from coming into front yard of home.
dozer plowing fire to save home
2 dozers trying to save another wood frame home. This home is on stilts. This community is Firewise -in thier homeowner bylaws they have mandated 30 foot defensible space. That is why there were no homes lost. Also - low winds was a contributing factor