Fire burns thousands of acres in Broward County, Florida

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Radar image showing smoke blowing to the south from the Holiday Fire in Broward County, Florida at 1:15 p.m. EDT April 7, 2017.

A wildfire that started on April 4 had burned approximately 4,600 acres by noon on Friday, April 7. Named the Holiday Fire, it is south of Highway 75 and west of Highway 27 and Krome Avenue.

Mack’s Fish Camp is threatened and was closed Friday morning. The fire started near Everglades Holiday Park in Pembroke Pines and has spread at least two miles to the south.

The entire state of Florida is under a Red Flag Warning on Friday. The weather forecast for the fire area for Friday includes temperatures in the mid 70s, relative humidity in the high 20s, and winds out of the north or northwest at 10 to 15 mph.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills.

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3 thoughts on “Fire burns thousands of acres in Broward County, Florida”

  1. It’s 10:17 p.m. ET, we live in North Merritt Island, just five minutes south of Kennedy Space Center and we are currently experiencing an incredibly thick smoke and the smell is horrible. Is Merritt Island on fire? I can’t believe what we’re experiencing is coming from the I-Drive fire… can it?

    1. I think it is the I-Drive Fire. I drove from Tallahassee to St. Cloud yesterday, close to Merritt Island, and drove right through the smoke from the I Drive fire and it stuck with me all the way to St. Cloud where it was very smokey.

  2. Last night at around 2:30 am, I caught a whiff of wildfire smoke coming from the south into my open windows. This is eastern Broward county.

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