Florida reopens stretch of I-75 despite fires

| 4/10/2007

A stretch of Interstate 75 in south Florida reopened Tuesday morning after being shut down due to a large brush fire.

According to local media reports, the fire – which started Saturday – has burned about 1,200 acres of brush and grass near Alligator Alley in Broward County.

As of Tuesday morning, the fire was still only about 10 percent under control, fire officials told local media. Drivers were being warned to drive carefully because of the possibility of smoke cutting down on visibility.