Brush fire sweeps across 2,000 acres of Broward

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Local - By Wayne K. Rous­tan wkrous­[email protected]­ or 954-356-4303 or Twit­ter @WayneRous­tan

More than 2,000 acres of saw­grass have been scorched by a fast-mov­ing brush fire in western Broward County, state forestry of­fi­cials said.

The lead­ing edge of the flames was nearly one mile north of Al­li­ga­tor Al­ley at about mile marker 41 on In­ter­state 75. Smoke could be seen be­tween mile mark­ers 38 and 45, of­fi­cials said Satur­day.

Winds had the brush fire mov­ing north north­west par­al­lel to I-75, of­fi­cials said, which was keep­ing the smoke drift­ing away from in­hab­ited ar­eas of the county.

The cause of the brush fire is un­known but the Florida For­est Ser­vice said that in­ten­tional burn­ing for agri­cul­tural pur­poses was per­mit­ted in the Florida Ever­glades dis­trict Fri­day and Satur­day.

A pre­scribed burn was be­ing done in Mi­ami-Dade County’s Ever­glades dis­trict Fri­day but that appeared un­re­lated to the brush fires in western Broward.

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