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Wildfires ravage Southern Florida

May 18, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities in southern Florida are warning motorists of dense smoke as firefighters work to control several wildfires. The majority of fires are burning around Lake Okeechobee in Glades County and on the coast in Brevard County, where a smoky haze is expected to linger throughout the day. More than 60 square miles have burned.

In the area around Lake Okeechobee, the Florida Highway Patrol used electronic highway signs to warn people about lingering smoke.

In Brevard County, a state forestry official says the fires are 75 percent contained.


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