WESTON, Fla. – A canal and firefighters stood between the raging flames of a small brush fire and homes in Weston on Thursday. But the smoke and debris prompted authorities to ask residents to avoid going outside.
“Our concern is the northwesterly winds moving towards the community to the east,” said Scott Peterich, a Florida Forest Service local wildfire mitigation specialist.
The Florida Forest Service responded to the area near U.S. Highway 27 and mile marker 30. As of Thursday night, about 50% of the brush fire had been contained.
This is a developing story. Local 10 News Anchor/Reporter Glenna Milberg and Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editors Derrick Clemons and Sandra Antonio contributed to this report.