18 Mar 2009, 12:07am
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Juniper Springs Fire

Location: 9 Miles East of Silver Springs, Marion Co. FL
Specific Location: Ocala NF, Lat: 29° 11´ 31″  Lon: 81° 41´ 50″

Date of Origin: 03/10/2023
Cause: Human, escaped campfire

Situation as of 03/22/2009 6:00 pm
Personnel: unknown
Size: 10,022 acres:
Percent Contained: 100%

Cost to Date: $1,404,000


Situation as of 03/16/2009 8:00 pm
Personnel: 132
Size: 10,022 acres:
Percent Contained: 85%

Estimated date of containment: 03/18/2009

75 homes threatened, none destroyed. Successful burn-out along FR 10 and around Sweetwater Cabin. Numerous spot fires were contained. Two spots across Juniper Run. Kept in check by aerial water drops. 20-40 foot flame lengths in sandpine scrub, significant short range spotting and some long range spotting.

Planned Actions: Send crews by canoe down Juniper Run to contain spots East of Juniper Creek. Burnout interior along Forest Road 65 and 10. Mop up and patrol previous burnouts.



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