Friday’s fire photo identified

Cypress Creek NA Rx Fire
Cypress Creek Natural Area Prescribed fire, Florida, Palm Beach County photo by Kraig Krum

On Friday, May 10 we posted a photo that Stefan Willet of Daytona, Florida, AKA @bassking511, placed on Twitter. Mr. Willet described it as “huge fire off the highway”. One of our loyal readers, Kraig Krum, the Fire Management Coordinator for Palm Beach County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management, sent us the photo above and identified both of them as a prescribed fire:

…The photo captioned “Fire in Florida”  with your Wildfire Briefing 5/10 was actually a prescribed burn conducted by ERM staff at our Cypress Creek Natural Area.  The fire was in slash pine/gallberry/palmetto (FM 7) and included about 200 acres.  It was the 5th prescribed burn we have done this year for a combined 800 acres.  I took the attached photo during Friday’s burn.  ERM staff manages approximately 31,000 acres of conservation land in Palm Beach County, with much of it being in densely populated WUI areas.  More information on our prescribed burn program can be found at  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks for all the great information you have on Wildfire Today!  Kraig

Thank YOU Kraig!

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.