Wildfire Near Turkey Point, Adding to 2,100 Wildfires in Florida

A brush fire is smoldering in southern Miami-Dade County.  The Florida Forestry Service says a 25-hundred-acre area near the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant continues to smolder --burning since Sunday. 

No homes or businesses are immediately affected...and initial reports point the blame to an ATV. 

 

State officials say 170,000 acres in Florida have burned from wildfires since the start of the year.

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said that more than 127 active fires were burning in Florida as of Monday.

Since the start of 2017, there have been more than 2,100 wildfires in Florida. Putnam says drought conditions and high wildfire danger will continue for some time since May is traditionally one of the driest months of the year in Florida.

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