Fire now contained
Updated 6:50 p.m.
A several acre brush fire raged in Santa Rosa Beach July 14 near the South Walton High School. The fire was located between the rear of the high school and J.D. Miller Road. There were no evacuations ordered according to Asst. Chief Mark Anderson.
Both South Walton Fire District and Dept. of Forestry worked the scene along with assistance from Okaloosa, Ocean City, Fort Walton, Freeport Fire and Walton County Emergency Management.
South Walton Fire District Chief Rick Talbert and Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson flew over the area to assess the fire.
The brush fire started near the construction site clearing area of the new Boys and Girls Club off of J.D. Miller Road and and spread northeast. Approximately 10-15 acres have burned according to Assistant Fire Chief Mark Anderson. The fire jumped to a swamp area near the football field behind South Walton High School.
The fire is currently contained, however still smoldering. Forestry will be on scene into the night.
We will be updating this story as soon as more information becomes available.