FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Some residents of northwest Broward and confederate Palm Beach woke to the odor of fume Thursday greeting from brushwood fires successful the Everglades.
According to Florida Forest Service, a occurrence northwest of Markham Park has burned much than 800 acres and was lone astir 5 percent contained astatine noon.
There are besides 2 smaller fires, astir 300 acres each, burning adjacent the Broward/Palm Beach line. They excessively were besides astir 5 percent contained astatine noon.
Forest Service workers said these fires are benignant of similar Mother Nature’s mode of housekeeping.
“What we person present is simply a occurrence that was ignited yesterday day by lightning enactment owed to the thunderstorms. And we are going to spot this pattern, arsenic we bash get thunderstorms, successful the summertime. We’ll get the thunderstorm enactment retired present successful the occidental parts of Broward and Palm Beach and those lightning strikes volition deed that precise adust sawgrass fuel,” said David Rosenbaum with the Forest Service.
The Forest Service said successful the morning, the upwind was coming from the westbound and heading eastbound and determination was a odor of fume successful the occidental suburbs. Late greeting it shifted, coming from the northbound and heading south, truthful the fume is nary longer blowing implicit populated areas.