Broward Brush Fire Grows to More Than 900 Acres

Firefighters were working around the clock to get control of a brush fire in western Broward County that had grown to more than 900 acres Thursday.

The fire, which started at 50 acres Wednesday near US-27 on the western edge of Pembroke Pines, was about 20 percent contained Thursday, said Scott Peterich, with the Florida Forest Service.

Peterich said wind was making the containment of the fire an even bigger challenge, with gusts of up to 20-30 mph.

Nearby Holiday Park was closed but no structures were being threatened, Peterich said. But that didn’t mean the fire wasn’t a concern for nearby residents.

“Residents with any respiratory problems may want to be extra careful in the evening hours,” Peterich said.

It’s unknown how the fire started.