A number of wildfires have been burning in Florida for the past week. Read on to see a map, photos of the fires, and more details about where they are located as of Saturday, May 23.
Florida Fire Maps
You can see a wildfire dashboard of all the current active wildfires in Florida at this link. An embedded version is below. This map is updated every six hours at 6 p.m., 12 p.m., 6 a.m., and midnight. It’s provided by Florida government agencies.
And here’s another map, provided by the Florida Forest Service. You can see the full dashboard here.
You can also see a map of wildfires provided by the NWCG here. Zoom in to get a better look at the fires in Florida.
According to the dashboards, there are 79 active wildfires (contained and not contained) in Florida as of May 23, including 18 that are not contained. The fires total 14,384 acres in the state.
Here’s a list of some of the fires that are not contained in the state:
36th Ave SE Fire – 8,663 acres (but 98% or more contained)
Live Oak Fire – 3 acres
Peoples Fire – 300 acres
Winterhill Road Fire – 122 acres
6.5 Reburn Fire – 53.6 acres
Kingstree Dr. Fire – 41.5 acres
Balu Fire – 24.5 acres
North Grange Hall 2 Fire – 20 acres
Bryce Fire – 15 acres
SW 49th Dr Fire – .10 acres
Hontoon Rd. Fire – 6.5 acres
Acorn Fire – .3 acres
Rosetine Fire – 1 acre
Larkin Lake Fire – 2.2 acres
Crescent Valley Ranch Fire – 1.3 acres
Brooks Ridge Fire – 10 acres
Here are more details on those fires, listed in alphabetical order below:
36th Ave SE Fire
— FFS Caloosahatchee (@FFS_cafc) May 22, 2020
According to the Florida Disaster Map, this fire is 8,663 acres in size in Collier County. The good news is this appears to be 98% contained at least and is under control to the point that local sources are no longer providing updates.
6.5 Reburn Fire
According to the Florida Disaster Map, this fire is 53.6 acres in Levy County.
Acorn Lake Fire
This fire is .3 acres in Volusia County.