Brush fire burns alongside Alligator Alley

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A large brush fire in South Florida, burning just north of Alligator Alley, has consumed 800 acres so far.

The blaze is burning in west Broward County within sight of Interstate 75.  The Florida Forest Service says the smoke could be an issue for drivers between mile markers 38 through 45.

According to WSVN-TV, firefighters plan to let the blaze burn itself out.  No structures are currently being threatened.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

FOX 13 reported this story from Tampa.