Wildfire burning in Florida Everglades near major interstate

Tue Jun 25 03:14:58 PDT 2019

Wildfire burning in Florida Everglades near major interstate

A wildfire burning in the Florida Everglades has given some commuters a smoky ride home along Interstate 75 in an area called Alligator Alley. Florida Forest Service officials confirmed lightning started the wildfire Sunday night and that it's now burning over 17,000 acres (6,900 hectares) just north of the busy interstate and a few miles west of a state highway.

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