I-75 Reopens Despite Brush Fire

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    Associated Press

    A stretch of Alligator Alley in Collier County was temporarily closed due to smoke from a nearby brush fire Monday afternoon, but has since reopened as of 6:30 p.m.

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    The 30-acre fire is burning near mile marker 96 and FHP closed Alligator Alley (I-75) from mile marker 101 (County Road 951) to mile marker 80 (SR-29).

    According to NBC 2 in Fort Myers, fire officials said the brush fire was sparked by lightning on Monday, but wasn’t discovered until Tuesday morning.

    The fire is reportedly 20 percent contained.

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