FDOT image from the eastern part of the Alligator Alley. It is 8 miles west of the Broward County toll booth. (Credit: FDOT)
FDOT image from the eastern part of the Alligator Alley. It is 8 miles west of the Broward County toll booth. (Credit: FDOT)

FHP reopens nearly 60 miles of Alligator Ally as rain improves visibility

A very large brush fire is burning for the second straight day in the Florida Everglades.

Due to reduced visibility from the Everglades fire, the Florida Highway Patrol briefly closed I-75 from mile marker 80 in Collier County to mile marker 23 in Broward County. But, it has been reopened due to rain.

Conditions can change rapidly and motorists should take caution on the roadway.

The severity of the brush fire can be seen in a video released Tuesday afternoon from the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

The Florida Forest Service said lightning started the fire on Sunday night.

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