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South Florida wildfire risks remain despite Sunday deluge

The Florida Forest Service is warning that Sunday’s deluge was not enough to alleviate the region’s wildfire risk.

Despite as much as 6 inches falling in some areas of Palm Beach County during the 24-hour period beginning Sunday at 7 a.m., it is one of 22 counties under a burn ban as 100 wildfires remain active statewide. 234 more words

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South Florida wildfire risks remain despite Sunday deluge

The Florida Forest Service is warning that Sunday’s deluge was not enough to alleviate the region’s wildfire risk.

Despite as much as 6 inches falling in some areas of Palm Beach County during the 24-hour period beginning Sunday at 7 a.m., it is one of 22 counties under a burn ban as 100 wildfires remain active statewide. 234 more words

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Florida Wildfire Threatens Thousands of Homes, Forces Mass Evacuation

Large wildfire in SW Florida threatens 2,000 homes

A large wildfire in southwest Florida is threatening more than 2,000 homes, prompting mass evacuation.

The blaze has already consumed about 5,000 acres (2,000 hectares) and at least two dozen homes and other structures in Collier County, forcing residents in several areas to flee their homes and prompting the governor to deploy National Guards. 72 more words

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This South Florida danger is at its highest since 2011

A prolonged dry spell in South Florida has state officials warning residents that wildfire activity is at its highest level since 2011 and more than double what was experienced in 2016. 308 more words

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This South Florida danger is at its highest since 2011

A prolonged dry spell in South Florida has state officials warning residents that wildfire activity is at its highest level since 2011 and more than double what was experienced in 2016. 308 more words

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Massive Florida wildfire closes Alligator Alley, forces evacuations

Firefighters are battling a massive brush fire in Collier County that has burned an estimated 7,500 acres and forced the evacuation of at least two mobile home parks and horse stables in the Picayune Strand State Forest. 408 more words

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Massive Florida wildfire closes Alligator Alley, forces evacuations

Firefighters are battling a massive brush fire in Collier County that has burned an estimated 7,500 acres and forced the evacuation of at least two mobile home parks and horse stables in the Picayune Strand State Forest. 408 more words

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