Dozer burns in Florida wildfire, operator unhurt

Dozer burnover Okeechobee County
Dozer burnover in Okeechobee County, Florida. Photo by Florida Forest Service.

The Florida Forest Service reported that on Sunday a tractor plow was overrun by a fast-moving fire and was destroyed in Okeechobee County, near NW 144 Ave. and NW 286 Street, 13 miles southwest of Yeehaw Junction. The operator escaped and was not injured.

The fire eventually burned about 450 acres.

map Dozer burnover Okeechobee County
Map showing the location of the dozer burnover Okeechobee County, Florida.

Author: Bill Gabbert

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

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