Florida's Wildfire Danger

Could fireworks be off the Fourth of July menu for the first time in Florida since 1998? Gov. Jeb Bush says it's a possibility if recent dry weather conditions continue.

The governor is holding a wildfire briefing with state officials at the Capitol to discuss preparations to handle such fires.

Many worry about debris leftover from last year's hurricanes providing "fuel" for fires as we head into the lightning season.

"This beautiful weather dry weather people enjoy a lot and we're just starting to get into the hotter weather but the low humidity and lack of rainfall while pleasant for a lot of folks is a danger in a state like Florida," explains Bush.

Forestry officials do say overall wildfires in the state have decreased since 2000 due to increased prevention efforts.


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