COLLIER COUNTY (CBS4) – After a day’s respite, South Florida once again woke up to smoky, hazy conditions thanks to a wildfire burning in the Big Cypress National Preserve in Collier County.
Wednesday night park spokesman Jim Payne said the fire, which had burned more than 38 thousand acres, was about 85 percent contained and they are starting to release fire crew members as needed.
On Thursday, fire crews plan to improve indirect control lines on the northwest flank and burn out interior areas of unburned fuel. They will also patrol and mop up the remainder of the fire perimeter as needed.
Slideshow: Big Cypress National Park Wildfire