What began as a prescribed burn last Thursday morning in the Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve quickly became a wildfire when unpredictable weather conditions caused fire specialists to lose control, said Senior Forestry Ranger Jerry Horton.
The 210-acre fire was 90 percent contained as of Tuesday night, according to Jeff DiMaggio, Florida DEP Fire Management Officer. “There are just a few hot spots left,” he said. Crews expect to have it contained by the end of the week, he said. They will continue to monitor it for the next couple of weeks.