Arsonist wanted in Polk County fire, investigators say

In Lee County, a 400-acre wildfire is about 90 to 95 percent contained after destroying or damaging 13 homes.

Accuweather reports the 30th Avenue fire is only 10 percent contained and has burned 5,500 acres so far.

Scott, after meeting with emergency officials Saturday, promised to stand by those affected and urged people to follow evacuation orders.

Firefighters were still battling the wildfire early Saturday.

"They are optimistic they are going to be able to wind it down by the end of the day", Scott said.

Scott lauded President Trump's administration, which he said was "very responsive" to the fire.

The fire forced a closure of Stephen C. Foster State Park to visitors on Friday.

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A few structures have been lost, but officials say they do not know how many at this time.

The preserve is home to several animals, including a rhino, panthers, and a giraffe. About 100 deputies went through neighborhoods and door to door to try to evacuate residents.

The cause of the fire has not been released, but officials ask anyone with information about a wildfire that was set intentionally to call Florida Forestry Arson Alert Association for up to a $5,000 reward. Almost 30,000 acres of the Sunshine State have been scorched.

Brush fires are threatening more than 2,000 homes in southwest Florida, and the Florida National Guard is helping to evacuate residents.

With high temperatures and humidity, the area is no stranger to wildfires, but officials said this was the worst outbreak seen in a number of years.

"These wildfires are unsafe and if you're within the evacuation area, do not stay in your home", Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement after meeting with fire officials in the area. Later on Saturday, the governor will visit the damage in Lee County.

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