Commissioner Adam Putnam Visits Volusia County Wildfire, Provides Update on Florida Wildfire Activity

Commissioner Putnam visits  the Pioneer Trail fire in Volusia County.

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today visited the Pioneer Trail fire in Volusia County and provided an update on Florida’s wildfire activity. The Pioneer Trail fire closed a portion of I-95 until earlier this morning and is currently 205 acres and 90 percent contained.

Currently, there are 57 active wildfires in Florida burning 32,031 acres.

Significant Wildfires in Florida:

  • Firebreak Fire, Gulf County: 8,000 acres and 25 percent contained.
  • Pioneer Trail Fire, Volusia County: 204 acres and 90 percent contained.
  • Old Blade Line Fire, Polk County: 450 acres and 60 percent contained.
  • Greenway Fire, Collier County: 16,876 acres and 70 percent contained.
  • Tall Pines 2 Fire, Miami-Dade County: 715 acres and 40 percent contained.
  • West Boundary Fire, Hendry County: 2,642 acres and 80 percent contained.
  • Dirt Road Fire, Miami-Dade County: 400 acres and 90 percent contained.

Additional Resources Deployed to Firebreak Fire:

  • State Firefighting Medium Bulldozers: 13
  • State Firefighting Heavy Bulldozers: 2
  • State Firefighter Fixed-Wing: 1
  • State Firefighting Super Huey Helicopter: 1

Resources Deployed to Southwest Florida:

  • State Firefighting Bulldozers: 12
  • Fire District & State Brush Trucks: 15
  • Fire District Water Tenders: 2
  • State Firefighting Super Huey Helicopter: 1
  • State Firefighter Fixed-Wing: 1

The Florida Forest Service is urging residents to be cautious with fire and heat sources and to remember the following:

  • Develop and implement a family wildfire action plan;
  • Call 911 or a local Florida Forest Service field unit office immediately in the event of a wildfire;
  • Obey Florida’s outdoor burning laws;
  • Never burn on windy days;
  • Always keep a water source and suppression tools on hand when burning yard debris;
  • Never leave an outdoor fire or hot grill unattended; and
  • Avoid parking vehicles on dry grass.

The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages more than 1 million acres of state forests and provides forest management assistance on more than 17 million acres of private and community forests. The Florida Forest Service is also responsible for protecting homes, forestland and natural resources from the devastating effects of wildfire on more than 26 million acres. Learn more