There were no injuries in the blaze off Steele Field Road, and no structures were damaged.

WALTON COUNTY — Florida Forest Service firefighters remained Monday morning on the scene of a Sunday woods fire that consumed 130 acres of forest land near the Bay County and Walton County lines.


Firefighters were monitoring the burned area for hot spots that might potentially flare up, according to Steve Weherley, a mitigtion specialist with the Florida Forest Service. Additionally, Weherley said, fire officials were likely to begin working later Monday to determine a cause for the blaze.


There were no injuries in the blaze off Steele Field Road, and no structures were damaged, Weherley said Monday morning.


The fire “was kind of out in the middle of nowhere,” Weherley said. Florida Forest Service firefighters were called to the blaze at about 2:15 p.m. Sunday, and by 7:30 p.m., those firefighters had plowed a firebreak around the full perimeter of the fire to halt its spread, Weherly explained.


In addition to the Florida Forest Service, firefighters from Walton County Fire Rescue, Bay County Emergency Services and Panama City Beach Fire Rescue responded to the fire, Weherley said.