Firefighters close to containing Huckabee fire
FOX 4 Staff
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Rain has helped firefighters put a major dent in the massive Huckabee wildfire burning in the Big Cypress National Preserve.
Firefighters can claim 80 percent containment of the fire has charred 20,000 acres.
The Huckabee fire started on March 29, started by as an yet to be determined cause.
The better weather conditions are helping firefighters. The number of firefighters committed to fighting the blaze has shrunk to 16.
The fire started just north of the Fire Prairie Trail along Turner River Road and is burning just east of SR 29 and south of I-75. The fire has forced the closure of these roads several times over the last five days.