There was a light haze and the smell of smoke in the air over parts of southwest Miami-Dade early Tuesday morning thanks to a small brush fire burning in the southern part of Everglades National Park.
Drought conditions in Florida are pushing 2011 up the list of the all-time worst years for wildfires.
Open campfires are prohibited after officials enforced temporary campfire restrictions across Florida.
A wildfire in the Big Cypress National Preserve, sparked last week by a lightning strike, has consumed more than 16-thousand acres.
The Florida Highway Patrol reopened a 30-mile stretch of Interstate 95 on the state’s central Atlantic coast Tuesday after the fast-moving wildfire caused the highway’s shutdown.