Big Cypress National Preserve
South Floridians are breathing a lot easier Friday now that the smoke and haze from a huge Everglades brush fire is nearly contained.
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.
While the smell of smoke wasn’t lingering over eastern South Florida on Wednesday morning, a raging wildfire to its west continues to burn.
Much of South Florida woke to another smoky, hazy morning thanks to a wildfire burning in the Big Cypress National Preserve in Collier County.
The smell of smoke is in the air in southwest Broward and portions of Miami-Dade County.
A wildfire in the Big Cypress National Preserve, sparked last week by a lightning strike, has consumed more than 16-thousand acres.
The endangered Florida Panther remains under attack with 23 of the rare cats being killed in 2010, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.