The mission of the Florida Forest Service is to protect and manage the forest resources of Florida, through a stewardship ethic ensuring that they will be available for future generations.
We manage over 1 million acres of state forests for multiple public uses, including timber, recreation and wildlife habitat.
We offer technical information and grant programs to landowners to help them improve their forestland. Through wildfire prevention and suppression, we work to protect homeowners from the threat of damage in a natural, fire-dependent environment.
Florida has a year-round wildfire season. FFS is responsible for all wildfire suppression in the State of Florida on state and private lands. Annually, Florida averages over 3,000 wildfires that burn more than 130,000 acres of land. Careless debris burning and arson are the leading cause of wildfires in Florida.
The FFS also oversees one of the most active prescribed fire programs in the country. In an average year the Florida Forest Service will issue over 88,000 authorizations each year allowing landowners and agencies to prescribe burn an average of over 2.1 million acres each year.
Burning in Florida is governed by Florida Statutes Chapter 590 and Florida Administrative Code Chapter 5I-2. Your local municipality may also have rules or regulations for burning, so please check with them and your local Florida Forest Service office.
For more information, visit:https://www.fdacs.gov/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Wildland-Fire
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THE PUBLIC VIEWER
This web viewer provides current information on Florida’s reported and active wildfires. Wildfires that are controlled or out are not shown.