Wildfire in Martin County, Florida burns 136 acres

Firefighter takes compelling photos of Florida wildfire.

Martin Co Dave Grubich wildfire

All photos by firefighter Dave Grubich.

A fire in Martin County, Florida burned 136 acres Sunday night and early Monday morning before firefighters stopped the spread at 3:21 a.m. near Fox Brown Road.

Wildland firefighter Dave Grubich took these excellent photos from inside a firefighting dozer building containment line.

One of the challenges the dozer operators faced on the fire were the wet areas, and avoiding becoming mired in the mud.

Martin Co Dave Grubich wildfire

Martin Co Dave Grubich wildfire

Below, burning embers carried through the air created new fires, spot fires.

Martin Co Dave Grubich wildfire

Mr. Grubich’s photos provided by Okeechobee Florida Forest Service, @FFS_Okeechobee.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills. Google+

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