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SMOKE SMELL: Fires In The Everglades Causing Burning Smell In Boca Raton, Delray Beach

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Two Major Fires Are Burning West Of Boca Raton, Coral Springs.

Two major fires are burning in the Everglades, west of Boca Raton and Coral Springs. (Courtesy Florida Forest Service).

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — That smoke smell causing your schnoz to sneeze is coming from several major fires burning in the Everglades. While they’re nothing to worry about, lots of readers are reaching out asking if something is on fire. The answer: yes.

The “2 Alpha” fire is west of Boca Raton and Coral Springs and encompasses 819 acres The L39Fire is nearby the first fire, and encompasses 5300 acres. Neither have significant containment, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture.

For those new to Florida, fires in the Everglades is a somewhat routine occurrence during Spring and Summer months. Fires are often allowed to burn as part of a forest management plan.

The Florida Forest Service is actively monitoring 40 active fires in the state.


Paul Saperstein


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