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Brush fire closes portion of US 27 in South Fla.

Brush fire closes portion of US 27 in South Fla.

By Andrew Murphy. CREATED Jun 9, 2014

MIAMI (AP) - Portions of U.S. 27 are closed in South Florida due to a brush fire.

The Florida Highway Patrol closed the road between Alligator Alley in Broward County to Southern Boulevard in Palm Beach County.

Authorities say some 2,500 acres have burned in western Broward County. They believe a lightning strike may have sparked the fire.

The FHP is monitoring conditions.

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