Gov. Scott declared a State of Emergency for the Florida Wildfire situation today. Over 23,000 acres are actively burning and 19 structures have recently been lost.
Some of the larger fires are burning in Big Cypress Swamp located in South Florida. The Parliament Fire is now 95% contained but is 26,471acres in size. Cowbell Fire is also in Big Cypress, this is a growing threat, now 10,435 acres and 5% contained. There are homes 1.25 miles to the east of this fire that maybe impacted in 72hrs. Home preparations are taking place. Over 250 firefighters are working this fire with the help of various equipment, including helicopters (pictured right below). There are many camp, land and trail closures in Big Cypress. Just south of Big Cypress the New River Fire has just got started. It is 70 acres and located east of Everglades City half in Big Cypress and half in the Everglades.
Atlantic Swirl Watch
Pacific and Indian Ocean