BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - A large fire has consumed about 2,200 acres as it moved through the Florida Everglades district in Broward County, according to the Florida Forest Service.
Gerald Kleynhans reported on Friday that he saw the cloud of smoke and some of the flames north of Interstate 75 on Alligator Alley at mile-marker 41.
About 1:30 p.m., the Florida Forest Service reported the fire had taken over 800 acres and was moving north to northwest.
The Florida Forest Services reported the cause of the fire was unknown, and announced early Friday that agricultural burning was allowed in the Everglades District.
On Sunday, Florida Forest Services reported that the fire was at least 50 percent contained.
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