Alligator Alley remains open despite wildfire

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - The massive wildfire that has burned more
than 27,000 acres in the Everglades won't be causing any more major
delays on Alligator Alley.

Still, the Florida Highway Patrol wants drivers to be careful
using the major highway connecting Broward and Collier counties.

The road had been closed off-and-on for the past week due to the
fire burning in the Big Cypress National Preserve. The fire is 60
percent contained.

State Road 29 remains closed in parts of Collier County since
fire crews are using it as an access point.

The fire most likely as a result of a lightning strike.

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