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Large wildfire still burning in the Everglades

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 06:32:27-04

A wildfire is still burning in the Everglades.

The flames have now consumed over 30,000 acres of land near Interstate 75.

State troopers have to keep closing alligator alley, as the fire comes closer to the highway.

There is smoke in the area, and you might see flames.

At last check, the fire was at about 33,500 acres. It is 40 % contained.

The fire started with a lightning strike Sunday and just kept on going.