Florida battles 89 active wildfires
Ludie Bond, spokeswoman for the Florida Division of Forestry, said fire activity suddenly exploded over the weekend, and agencies statewide need help. Florida has become an inferno, with 89 active fires that had torched about 26,000 acres by Wednesday in most every county, including Alachua and Marion.
Red Cross response to wildfires extensive
Witnesses share their stories
Here is a bit of history from VA Smokey Bears old stomping grounds.