State foresters who battled a four-day fire that scorched 17,000 acres of the drought-parched Everglades have offered $1,000 for information leading to the arrests of those who sparked the blaze.

The wildfire was finally doused Wednesday afternoon as heavy rains moved into the area, but firefighters planned to fly over the burned area today to check on any new fires, said state Forestry Division duty officer Phil DeAngelis in Fort Lauderdale."We don't expect any problems with (the fire restarting), but it was an arson, so you never know what's going to happen," said DeAngelis.