Smoke spreading to other counties as Everglades fire continues in Broward County – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

WEST BROWARD, FLA. (WSVN) – An intense inferno has been spreading in the Everglades since Thursday and residents have been dealing the smoke that comes together with the flames.

Flames and smoke proceed to fill the air as wildfires ravage the Florida Everglades.

Video from 7SkyForce confirmed the wetlands protect Friday as the wildlife has additionally been impacted.

“Some of these nests are on the ground and are at risk of being destroyed,” mentioned Captain Bill Ferris.

The fires are billowing plumes of smoke and ash into neighboring counties, together with Palm Beach and Broward, as smoke carries over onto space highways.

“We were driving up on 75 and we smelled it a little, kind of closer when we were on the edge of the Everglades,” mentioned Jason Cogan, who lives in Weston.

Drivers in West Broward have been warned the smoke may make it onerous to see as the winds carry the smoky haze.

“The main concern with these winds right now, on this fire, is the possibility of smoke on U.S. 27,” mentioned Florida Forest Service David Rosenbaum.

The fires are mentioned to have been began by lightning, and the Florida Forest Service informed 7News it’s a pure incidence.

“We get afternoon thunderstorms, you get frequent lightning, it does get into these areas of Sawgrass and burns off some of the unburned fuels,” mentioned Rosenbaum.

Meanwhile, the odor of the burning Sawgrass marsh has turn into all too acquainted for individuals who reside in the world.

“It smells like something’s burning, what you would expect,” mentioned Andrea Frieberch, who lives in Weston.

Two of three wildfires haven’t been contained as of Friday. They take up greater than 6,300 acres.

For now, officers count on the fires to burn out on their very own.

“I’ve seen a lot of this beautiful planet, but the Everglades is very unique,” mentioned Ferris.

The Florida Forest Reserve is returning to the world to get an approximate estimate of acreage that has burned.

No buildings have been burned or threatened by the fires.

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