Today, the Florida Forest Service confirmed the Oyster Bay Fire in Santa Rosa County is now 90% contained and measured at 196 acres with more accurate mapping.
Firefighters continued to improve containment lines throughout the day and doused lingering hot spots around the perimeter of the wildfire. Crews will remain on-scene overnight to monitor and patrol firelines. The cause of the wildfire is under investigation.
Smoke and flames from smoldering stumps inside the firelines may be visible throughout the night. Motorists driving in the area are urged to use caution. If drivers encounter smoke on the roadway, they should slow down to a safe speed, turn on their low-beam headlights and proceed with caution. If it is unsafe to drive, pull safely off the road, turn on your hazard lights and wait for conditions to improve.
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 wildfire on more than 26 million acres. Learn more at FDACS.gov/FLForestService.