Wildfires rage across Florida

On Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for the state of Florida. According to the Agricultural Commission, this has been the most active wildfire season in Florida since 2011. Since February, 70,000 acres have been scorched due to at least 100 separate fires burning across the state. So far, 19 homes have been lost. In the late spring and winter months, Florida faces its dry season. According to meteorologist Chris Dolce, about 42% of Florida is experiencing drought conditions. With no major rain expected in the foreseeable future, Florida’s fires will continue to rage, with only human efforts to corral them.