28 things you probably forgot happened in the whirlwind that 2020 has been
So let’s take a look at all of the wild things that happened so far this year that you probably already forgot about, shall we? (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Jan. 3: Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was killed in a drone strike by the U.S. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Feb. 5: After months of investigations, hearings and lots of tweets from Trump, the president was acquitted by the Senate on both articles of impeachment. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)And now we’re in June. It’s hard to believe that all of those things happened during a pandemic, so who knows what else is next?
Wildfire in southwest Florida grows over 8,500 acres; interstate has reopened
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – Forestry officials are still battling a dangerous and fast-moving brush fire in southwestern Florida that has grown even larger Friday to 8,600 acres. The portion of Interstate 75 (Alligator Alley) that was closed has reopened. Multiple residences in Collier County have been reported as destroyed or damaged. Agencies from Broward and Miami-Dade counties are sending firefighters to Collier to help battle the wildfire. A map of evacuation areas can be seen here from Collier County Emergency Management:Map of Evacuation Zones for the #36thAveSE fire.
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. A brush fire was moving east on Thursday afternoon near 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. A brush fire moved east toward Weston on Thursday afternoon.