Florida Forest Service warns of fire danger

TALLAHASSEE — Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried and the Florida Forest Service are urging residents to exercise caution with outdoor burning. Since January, nearly 750 wildfires have burned more than 8,200 acres in Florida. Most were caused by people. Currently, there are 62 active wildfires burning over 1,740 acres across the state. “As we continue […]

Wildfires burned 2,300+ acres in Glades this year

OKEECHOBEE — Saturday, May 4, was National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, and the Florida Forest Service Okeechobee District office released a report on the 2019 tally of wildfires so far in part of the region. Rangers also were issuing advice to the public on how to protect their homes, families and property if they live […]