MIRIMAR BEACH — A wildfire that spread across 100 acres and forced the evacuation of 25 homes Monday has been 100 percent contained.
Florida Forest Service spokesman Joe Zwierzchowski said it took a lot of manpower and effort. But no one was injured and no homes were damaged.
"It took a lot of teamwork between the Florida Forest Service and South Walton Fire," Zwierzchowski said.
The wildfire was spread out between Mack Bayou Road and Goldsby Road. Aircraft used to provide intelligence about the fire, 11 bulldozers and help from the South Walton Fire District led to the eventual containment about 8 p.m. Monday, the South Walton Fire District said in a Facebook post.
"It was a combined effort to save the homes," Zwierzchowski said.
Residents may still see and smell smoke and flames in the containment areas, the Fire District said.
"All in all, it was a very fortunate situation, but for a while there it was a little scary," Zwierzchowski said. "It was a pretty substantial fire for that area."