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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Scott declares wildfire, drought emergency in Fla. | Ocala.com

Scott declares wildfire, drought emergency in Fla. | Ocala.com: "Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in Florida due to wildfires and drought conditions.

The declaration Monday puts the state Division of Emergency Management in charge of the situation."

That includes deploying personnel and resources of the Florida National Guard and other state and local government agencies.

The order notes extreme to exceptional drought conditions are expanding across southeastern and north Florida. They are expected to worsen in the new few weeks.

More than 300 active wildfires were burning on about 115,583 acres across the state Monday.

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