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Crews contain 90 percent of wildfire near border of Gulf-Franklin counties

Posted at 6:09 PM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 20:20:38-04

GULF COUNTY, Fla. — Crews continue working on fully containing the Indian Pass wildfire in Gulf County.

According to the Florida Forest Service, crews have made additional progress on the wildfire and have it 90 percent contained. They said multiple tractor plow units will continue to improve the lines.

The Indian Pass fire in Gulf County is now mostly contained.

According to the Florida Forest Service, crews worked late into the night and have the fire 75 percent contained.

Multiple crews are battling a fire in Gulf County's Indian Pass.

According to the Florida Forest Service, the fire is at 100 acres and is 30 percent contained.

Currently seven tractor plow units are on scene along with two Type1 heavy dozers and a fixed wing aircraft. The fire is burning in heavy swampy areas.

The Florida Forest Service said the fire continues to increase in size due to complications in gaining access. Crews continue to make their way through the swampy landscape.

A Florida Forest Service helicopter from Tallahassee was called in to help with containment.