A wildfire in the Florida Panhandle is now threatening areas that Hurricane Michael previously battered. The Florida Forest Service recently stated that the Bertha Swamp Road Fire is scorching land covered by “thick, dry, and dead trees and vegetation left behind from Hurricane Michael.” The hurricane claimed the lives of 36 people across North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida after it surfaced as a Category 5 storm in 2018.
Officials said that a strike team of heavy bulldozers was ordered over the weekend to create fire lines to stop the spread of two fires. The fires forced the evacuation of nearly 1,100 homes on Adkins Avenue and Star Avenue, but all evacuation orders have now been lifted. Watch the video to know more.