Though Central Florida had a greater increase overall in the number of wildfires burning over the last week, as well as near daily major road closures, South Florida still has the largest active Wildfire.
The Cowbell Fire is now 17,594 acres and 50% contained. 294 personnel are working the wildfire with seven helicopters, two single engine air tankers and 22 engines. Yesterday, in favorable fire conditions a spot fire took hold west of Nobles Grade, increasing the overall fire size by 636 acres. Today firing will continue on the West and North sides trying to keep the fire out of Kissimmee Billy Strand and Big Cypress Preserve. South and east sides mop up continues. The structural preservation crew is removing equipment to protect the Sanctuary Community. Several closures are still in effect.