Wildfire shuts down busy stretch of I-75 in Alligator Alley; evacuations underway

Alligator Alley Fire

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Four fires are burning in South Florida and causing major problems in several communities and shutting off a vital passage across the state.

Four brush fires are burning across 4000 acres. There is no containment as of midnight Wednesday. Mandatory evacuations were underway from Collier County.

A 20 mile stretch of I-75 is closed, in a portion known as Alligator Alley. Here’s the impact area.

The area between the two red dots is closed due to several wildfires burning.
The area between the two red dots is closed due to several wildfires burning. (Source: Google Maps)

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