Fire burns 10,000 acres in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Fire burns 10,000 acres in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - Relief is expected to come on Monday for people who could smell and see smoke from the wildfire burning inside the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

Fire crews are making their final push to put out the wildfire that's grown to more than 10,000 acres.

As of Sunday, crews had 75 percent of the fire contained.

Crews hope the fire can be put out by Wednesday.

Over the weekend, people could see the fire's smoke in places like Wellington, Lantana and Lake Worth.

Crews believe overnight winds headed in the southeast direction will push the smoke away from residential communities.

Winds are expected to shift back towards the west as Monday continues on which could send it back towards populated areas.

Firefighters have attacked this fire mostly from the air. Crews have used helicopters to dump water on the flames from above.

It's believed lightning sparked the wildfire last week.

Click here for the latest updates on the fire.

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