Jones Swamp Wildfire 100 Percent Contained

June 30, 2011

The Jones Swamp wildfire that has burned in southwest Escambia County since Sunday is now completely contained.

“Some smoke may remain in the area for the next few days but rain and four days of tractor work have provided containment,” said Joe Zwierzchowski, spokesperson for the Florida Division of Forestry.

The Division of Forestry will continue to monitor conditions at the swamp, he said.

The 170-acre wildfire created smoky conditions and rained ash into North Escambia on Sunday, prompting Escambia County officials to issue a health alert for residents will breathing problems.


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