Brush Fire in Broward Rages On

Update: 4/7/17 8:00 p.m.

Scott Peterich of the Florida Forest Service says the Holiday Fire is up to 5,500 acres  and is still 60% contained.

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Update 4/7/17 5:30 p.m.

Scott Peterich of the Florida Forest Service says the Holiday Fire is up to 5,200 acres  and is still 45% contained.

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Update 4/7/17 4:00 p.m.

Firefighters continue to work around the clock to battle the "Holiday Fire" in Pembroke Pines.  The West Broward County fire is now up to 4,830 acres and is about 45% contained.

Scott Peterich of the Florida Forest Service says their goal Friday is to keep the fire within the 10,000 acre area it's burning in from Krome Avenue all the way to Holiday Park.

"We feel very good right now about the Eastern side of the fire and we're monitoring the Western side of the fire and if we get the wind shift out of the West it probably would help us to get rid of some of that unburned fuel," said Peterich.

He says they're working closely with NOAA to monitor weather conditions.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

 

Previously Reported:

A brush fire continues to smolder in western Broward County.  

The Florida Forest Service says over a thousand acres were scorched yesterday just west of Pembroke Pines and U.S. Highway 27. 

An evacuation was called Thursday at Everglades Holiday Park due to the encroachment of the blaze to visitors.  The fire is 20-percent contained.  

No structures are immediately threatened, though smoke is expected throughout the Miami metropolitan area due to northwesterly winds blowing the smoke toward urban areas.

 
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