forest fire Upcoming Wildfire Awareness Week Remembers Worst Florida Fire By Andrew Quintana • Apr 6, 2018 Florida Forest Service Facebook Next week marks the beginning of Florida’s Wildfire Awareness Week. And this year lands on the anniversary of a historic season. Wildfires Spark Emergency Declaration By Kate Payne • Apr 11, 2017 Josh O'Connor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via flickr / https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwssoutheast/ Governor Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency as more than a hundred wildfires flare across the state. With drought conditions spreading and more hot weather ahead, there’s little indication the blazes will slow down.