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Wildfires scorch parts of Florida; gov. declares emergency

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Firefighters are battling wildfires from the top of Florida near the Georgia line to Miami-Dade County in the south as the governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday. Gov. Rick Scott said the proclamation will make it easier for state, regional and local agencies to “quickly work together to protect our families, visitors and communities” as authorities battle more than 100 wildfires around the state. “Thank God we have the firefighters we do at the local, state and federal level…

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