ALL MANDATORY EVACUATIONS PREVIOUSLY ISSUED FOR RESIDENTS OF AILERON AVENUE, RUDDER LANE, FOSTER MILLS LANE AND RUSTIC ROAD HAVE NOW BEEN LIFTED. RESIDENTS MAY RETURN HOME. HOWEVER, RESIDENTS ARE STILL BEING ASKED TO BE VIGILANT. FIRE RISKS ARE STILL HIGH. The shelter for evacuees - Perdido Bay United Methodist Church, located at 13660 Innerarity Point Road - has now been closed.
The wildfires still encompass 80 acres on the both sides of Blue Angel Parkway and are 60% contained. The fires began early this morning on the east side of Blue Angel. Dry conditions and high heat caused the embers to jump the roadway and spread the fire areas. All roads have reopened.
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THERE IS A HIGH FIRE DANGER THIS WEEKEND. FFS is asking residents to refrain from burning outdoors. Drivers are urged to slow down when/if they encounter smoke on roadways and to exercise caution to protect emergency services personnel in the area.