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Florida Fires

By: Skyepony, 3:54 AM GMT on May 04, 2006

Florida Fires Current Situation
roads are open
~ Could change at anytime, so check link below. Smoky roads are dangerous!. Closures are possible on I-95, SR 50, 520, 528, 192, 27, 44 between 6-9am.

Sunday's East Central fl weather~ high 84�, wind to 20 mph, humidity in the upper 80's, it's gonna rain~
Link to Melbourne Radar.

Monday's new fires

4 new fires burnt 1.4 acres, 171 uncontained fires are burning on 20450.5 acres at this time in FL.

Looking at the active fires map~ south fl is good. East & west central as well as the northeast part of the state have little change from the other day & could use some seriously soaking rains.

Sunday's new fires
~County : VOLUSIA Location : I-95 NB x[MM239.0] [OSTEEN]
~County : VOLUSIA Location : I-95 N x[SR-442] [EDGEWATER]

9 new fires for the day consumed 28.2 acres in the state. Best fireday in a while~ Thanks TS Alberto!

Saturday's new fires~
~County : BREVARD Location : I-95 NB x[MM232] [MIMS]
~County : OSCEOLA Location : US192 x[SR429] [KISSIMMEE] roads closed
~County : VOLUSIA Location : MAYTOWN RD [3754] x[SB I-95 WOF] [OAK HILL] smoky
~Fl had 35 new fires on 147.7 acres. There is 198 active (not 100% contained) fires burning on 21963.7 acres.

Big fires update a great source to get info on any large burning or smoldering patch in the US

Heat (Florida Division of Forestry): 48,000 acres at 50 percent contained. This fire is 21 miles west of Tamarac and is burning in saw grass. A major power transmission line remains threatened. Active burning and moderate rates of spread were reported. Difficult terrain is hampering containment efforts.

NEW Tractor Pull (Florida Division of Forestry): 254 acres at unknown percent contained. This fire is seven miles northeast of Forahome and is burning in hardwood litter. The fire is burning in a swamp, making access difficult and hampering containment efforts.

Check for current central Florida road closures & fires here

Check for current roads closures & fires for the entire state of Fl here.

~link to the current Orlando Fire Complex & Brevard County Media Releases.

All the active fires in Florida~ wild or precribed, burning presently.
Florida Division of Forestry's Fire Management ~ interactive map~ click on ~ FMIS Mapping System.

Link for big active wildfire updates

Okaloosa County Emergency Management's updates

Volusia/Flagler Gov't fire info page

USFWS & Brevard County Emergency Management

National map of hazards & watches

credit NOAA

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