Travel Impacts From Big Cypress Wildfire on I-75 and SR 29

A wildfire in Big Cypress National Preserve is causing sporadic road closures on the Alligator Alley portion of I-75 and on State Road 29 north of Everglades City. Please use caution when traveling in this area. View File
The National Park Service is working to contain a wildfire within the Big Cypress National Preserve. The fire began just north of the Fire Prairie Trail along Turner River Road and is burning to the west towards Highway 29 and north to Interstate 75. Smoke has been impacting Highway 29 and Interstate 75. Sporadic road closures have been put into place as needed, and may continue. Please exercise caution when traveling in this area. It is the priority of the NPS to take appropriate management actions to contain this fire while providing for visitor and resource safety.

The exact cause of the fire is unknown and an investigation is underway to determine the origin. It was ignited on March 29 at approximately 1 PM. As of March 31, roughly 15,000 acres have been burned with 10% containment.

For more information please call Ryan Stubblebine, Public Information Officer at 239-695-4758.

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