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Florida Everglades wildfire burns | 10News WTSP

Some Florida commuters were experiencing a smoky ride home as firefighters were monitoring a 17,000-acre fire near Interstate 75 through Alligator Alley. Florida Forest Service officials confirmed that lightning started the wildfire on Sunday night just north of I-75 and west of U.S. Highway 27 in South Florida. The fire is in a remote location in the eastern Florida Everglades. So far, officials have not contained any of it. Their efforts have been impeded by the fire's remote location.