Everglades Brush Fires Burning West of U.S. 27

Sunday, Jun 29, 2014  |  Updated 2:30 PM EDT
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Lightning strikes ignited two fires in the Everglades west of U.S. 27.

Lightning strikes ignited two fires in the Everglades west of U.S. 27.

Two brushfires are torching parts of the Everglades.

One fire is far west of U.S. 27 in Broward, and the bigger one is near U.S. 27 and Krome Avenue in Miami.

Lightning strikes sparked flames Friday evening. The north side of the fire has now burned 3,000 acres and is 35 percent contained, while the south side of the fire has burned 10,300 acres and is 25 percent contained.

The fires are not threatening any structures. Florida Forestry officials are monitoring both fires.

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