Above: Aerial photo of the fire in Blue Cypress Conservation Area, October 24, 2016. Florida Forest Service.
(UPDATED at 1:30 p.m. EDT October 25, 2016)
The Florida Forest Service reported today that the wildfire east of Vero Beach, named the Johnny Marsh Fire, self-extinguished when the grass fire reached willow trees. The estimate of 1,000 acres will be updated after an aerial recon Tuesday afternoon.
The photo below is from Monday.
— FFS Okeechobee (@FFS_Okeechobee) October 24, 2016
(Originally published at 5:14 p.m. EDT October 24, 2016)
The Florida Forest Service is responding to a wildfire in Indian River County in the Blue Cypress Conservation Area 19 miles west of Vero Beach. At 4 p.m. EDT they reported it was about 1,000 acres, and three miles long (north-south) by 1 miles wide.
The fire was reported Sunday evening and continues to grow on Monday.