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Smoke Rises as Brush Fire Spreads Through Florida Everglades

A brush fire consumed 31,500 acres of sawgrass in the Everglades of Broward County, Florida, local emergency officials said on Tuesday, June 25. The blaze spread rapidly on Tuesday, expanding from an estimated 18,500 to 31,500 acres over several hours. However, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said that the fire, which was sparked by lightning, was not threatening homes. Local media reported that firefighters were not working to extinguishing the fire, but were monitoring it as it spread. On Monday, local fire departments issued smoke warnings in Coral Springs, east of the fire. This video shows smoke rising from the blaze on June 24. Credit: Commissioner Nikki Fried via Storyful
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