Wildfires scorch parts of Florida; Gov. declares State of Emergency


Florida’s governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday in response to the 107 wildfires burning around the state according to US News and World Report.

Gov. Rick Scott said the proclamation will make it easier for state, regional and local agencies to “quickly work together to protect our families, visitors and communities.”

Wildfires are burning on a total of more than 23,800 acres (9,600 hectares) of land and have destroyed 19 homes. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said this is the most active wildfire season since 2011.

For the complete story: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/florida/articles/2017-04-11/wildfires-scorch-parts-of-florida

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