VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A wildfire in Tiger Bay State Forest is impacting visibility in parts of Volusia County.
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7:30 a.m. Monday Update:
State forestry officials estimate that the size of the wildfire is 1600 acres and said the fire was 75% contained Monday morning.
Officials remind motorists who see smoke on the roadway to slow down and use caution.
The #doublegate wildfire in Tiger Bay State Forest is estimated at 1600 acres and is now 75% contained. Smoke is impacting some roadways and communities throughout Volusia County this morning. If you see smoke on the roadway, slow down and use caution. pic.twitter.com/O0kGdUV2Jw— FFS Bunnell (@FFS_Bunnell) March 27, 2023
9:30 p.m. Update:
According to the Florida Fire Service, the Double Gate fire has grown to 1,200 acres and containment is still at 20%.
6:30 p.m. Update:
Fire officials said the fire is now 20%, and the forest will remain closed.
‼️CORRECTION‼️ The #doublegate wildfire in Tiger Bay State Forest is 20% contained and not 75% contained. pic.twitter.com/ZuFXaZCplr— FFS Bunnell (@FFS_Bunnell) March 26, 2023
5:15 p.m. Update:
According to a tweet from the Florida Forest Service Bunnell, Tiger Bay State Forest is now closed for the safety of visitors and firefighters.
The fire is now estimated to be at 750 acres.
A 500-acre wildfire in Tiger Bay State Forest is impacting visibility in Ormond and Daytona Beach.
Daytona Beach Fire told Channel 9 they evacuated the Bennet campground, and more crews and helicopters are en route to assist.
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The Florida Fire Service Bunnell said wildland firefighters are working the fire that is 0% contained.
As of 3:37 p.m., FFS Bunnell said no structures are in danger, according to a social media post.
@FFS_Bunnell wildland firefighters are working a wildfire in Tiger Bay State Forest that is estimated at 500+ acres,0% contained. NO structures are in danger at this time. Smoke is impacting both Ormond and Daytona Beach. We will provide updates as the info is made available. pic.twitter.com/IC8IwDUffN— FFS Bunnell (@FFS_Bunnell) March 26, 2023
Meteorologist George Waldenberger said drivers should monitor smoke on the roadways this evening and Monday morning.
Channel 9 will provide updates as it becomes available. Watch Channel 9 Eyewitness News for updates.
Smoke from wildfire west of Daytona Beach drifting over the city and beach areas. pic.twitter.com/GLr0NCZLDO— George Waldenberger (@GWaldenWFTV) March 26, 2023
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