(Above: The Palma Fire in St Lucie County now reported to be 100 percent contained and over 200 acres in size as of Thursday midday. Photo credit: @FSS_Okeechobee)
Brushfires continue to spark up across Florida due to very dry, gusty conditions.
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) March 22, 2018
“The conditions are ripe for wildfires along the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach counties,” Yunas said . “The role of the wind has been substantial.”
— FFS Okeechobee (@FFS_Okeechobee) March 22, 2018
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for some counties.
Florida residents and visitors should be VERY careful with any open flames to avoid sparking additional brush fires.