Smoke and Fog
Posted by Phil Ferro
Watching 2 brush fires across South Florida. One in extreme Southern Miami-Dade and the other in Collier county.
Here is what we know so far:
- The Florida Forest Service and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue are working on containing a grass fire in the area of SW 117th Avenue and 344th Street in south Miami-Dade. According to Florida Forest Service, the fire, which they have dubbed the Turkey West Fire, was started by lightning during Monday's storm but then broke out again at around 2 pm Tuesday. By 6 pm., the fire had grown to 95 acres in size and was 50% contained. Firefighters are working to contain the fire by setting backfires. It is not threatening any structures. Off 328th Street, part of 117th has been shut down down due to smoke blowing across the roadway.
- Meanwhile, a second larger fire in Collier county could make it a smoky commute across I-75. Add the possibility of thick morning fog and I-75 could be shut down again.
The fog is expected to be back on Wednesday morning, cutting visibility just as parents drop off their kids and head to work. Please drive carefully.