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More than 100 wildfires burning in Florida
4/21/2017 12:00:00 AM



CATEGORIES:
Fire
AFFECTED AREAS:
Florida
Alachua County, FL
Baker County, FL
Bay County, FL
Bradford County, FL
Brevard County, FL
Broward County, FL
Calhoun County, FL
Charlotte County, FL
Citrus County, FL
Clay County, FL
Collier County, FL
Columbia County, FL
DeSoto County, FL
Dixie County, FL
Duval County, FL
Escambia County, FL
Flagler County, FL
Franklin County, FL
Gadsden County, FL
Gilchrist County, FL
Glades County, FL
Gulf County, FL
Hamilton County, FL
Hardee County, FL
Hendry County, FL
Hernando County, FL
Highlands County, FL
Hillsborough County, FL
Holmes County, FL
Indian River County, FL
Jackson County, FL
Jefferson County, FL
Lafayette County, FL
Lake County, FL
Lee County, FL
Leon County, FL
Levy County, FL
Liberty County, FL
Madison County, FL
Manatee County, FL
Marion County, FL
Martin County, FL
Miami-Dade County, FL
Monroe County, FL
Nassau County, FL
Okaloosa County, FL
Okeechobee County, FL
Orange County, FL
Osceola County, FL
Palm Beach County, FL
Pasco County, FL
Pinellas County, FL
Polk County, FL
Putnam County, FL
Saint Johns County, FL
Saint Lucie County, FL
Santa Rosa County, FL
Sarasota County, FL
Seminole County, FL
Sumter County, FL
Suwannee County, FL
Taylor County, FL
Union County, FL
Volusia County, FL
Wakulla County, FL
Walton County, FL
Washington County, FL

Start Date: 1/1/2017 - End Date: 4/20/2017
In Florida, there were 106 wildfires charring 124,000 acres as of April 19, as the fire season got off to a brisk start. The Florida fire season has not yet peaked, according to Jim Karels, director of the Florida Forest Service, who noted that the state was seeing an “active early fire season.” The fire season tends to peak in April, May and June, with the worst often occurring in May and June. Daytona Times (Fla.), April 20, 2017 Ninety-seven active wildfires were burning in Florida on April 13, with 28 fires affecting 100 acres or more. Since the start of the year, more than 126,000 acres burned on state and federal lands, according to the Florida Forest Service. Fort Myers News-Press (Fla.), April 14, 2017
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