Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Tuesday morning because of the number of wildfires burning around Florida.
Officials say wildfires in Florida have already burned 2 1/2 times more land in the first three months of 2017 than during the same period last year. There are more than 100 active wildfires across more than 20,000 acres.
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says the state hasn't seen this active of a wildfire season since 2011.