FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Some residents of northwest Broward and southern Palm Beach woke to the smell of smoke Thursday morning from brush fires in the Everglades.
According to Florida Forestry, the fire which is northwest of Markham Park has burned more than 800 acres and was only about five percent contained at noon.
There are also two smaller fires, about 300 acres each, burning near the Broward/Palm Beach line. They too were also about five percent contained at noon.
The Forestry Service said in the morning, the wind was coming from the west and heading east. Late morning it shifted, coming from the north and heading south, so the smoke is no longer blowing over populated areas.