TALLAHASSEE (CBS4) – State officials are anxiously awaiting more rain to help them battle hundreds of brush and wildfires.

As of Monday morning there were more than 400 active wildfires in the state, 50 of them were more than 100 acres.

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The state’s Division of Forestry reported two firefighters were killed, two others injured, battling the Blue Ribbon Fire in the northern part of the state. The Blue Ribbon Fire started June 16 in Hamilton County and was declared contained. Dry conditions allowed the fire to flare up again Monday.

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Gov. Rick Scott told CBS’ “The Early Show” on Tuesday that relief may be in sight for firefighters as rain is expected for many parts of the state this week.

Firefighters have fought more than 1,500 wildfires in the state since May 1.

Map Of Active Wildfires In State

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