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Update: FWC’s response to Limerock Wildfire

News Release

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Media contact: Susan Neel (850) 528-1755 or

Today, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released information regarding its investigation into the cause of the Limerock Wildfire. Following this release, the FWC is working with the Florida Forest Service to conduct a full independent review into this specific incident. 

The FWC announced earlier today that we have suspended our prescribed fire program statewide and the Inspector General has begun an investigation to review all procedures, protocols and operations for the statewide prescribed fire program 

Pending the results of these actions, the FWC will hold any entity found responsible for wrongdoing fully accountable. FWC is committed to and will continue to work with our partner agencies to determine how best to help the community. 

Records regarding FWC’s prescribed burn can be found at the following link:

We will continue to provide updates.


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