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Smoke from Everglades brush fire affects Weston residents

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.

A brush fire was moving east on Thursday afternoon near Weston.
A brush fire was moving east on Thursday afternoon near Weston. (SKY 10)

“Our concern is the northwesterly winds moving towards the community to the east,” said Scott Peterich, a Florida Forest Service local wildfire mitigation specialist.

Firefighters are battling a brush fire that is moving close to homes in Weston.
Firefighters are battling a brush fire that is moving close to homes in Weston. (SKY 10)

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.

A brush fire moved east toward Weston on Thursday afternoon.
A brush fire moved east toward Weston on Thursday afternoon. (SKY 10)

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.

Firefighters respond to Weston on Friday afternoon.
Firefighters respond to Weston on Friday afternoon. (Local 10 News Share)

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