Brush fire reported near Alligator Alley in western Broward County

Florida Forest Service: 250 acres burned Wednesday evening

(BSO Fire Rescue)

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Broward Sheriff's Office firefighters were monitoring a brush fire Wednesday night near Alligator Alley in west Broward County.

The Florida Forest Service was also notified and arrived at the scene.

Forestry officials said 250 acres have burned so far. No structures were threatened by the fire.

The fire was fueled by shrubs and trees in the area. Authorities hoped winds wouldn't drive the fire north.

Drivers were asked to use caution due to the smoke in the area.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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