FDACS WARNS OF INCREASED WILDFIRE DANGER STATEWIDE

May 6, 2020

By: Jim Frankowiak

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Florida Forest Service are urging Floridians to exercise caution due to the increased threat of wildfires caused by windy conditions and critically low relative humidity over the days ahead.

Parts of Central and all of South Florida will be under a Fire Weather Watch, beginning this Thursday afternoon.  Gusty conditions are possible in the Panhandle and Big Bend with the passage of a dry front.

Since January the Florida Forest Service has battled nearly 1,100 wildfires that have burned over 18,100 acres across the state with more than 95 per cent of those caused by humans.

Information on current wildfire conditions is available at: fdacs.gov/currentwildfireinfo.

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