Sunday, March 3

Large mulch fire near Belle Glade ‘expected to burn for a while,’ Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says

A large brush/mulch fire was causing a substantial amount of smoke in western Palm Beach County on Monday.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said the fire, which was first reported at 11:34 a.m., was burning in the 9000 block of Brown’s Farm Road southeast of Belle Glade.

Strong winds from the southwest were pushing the smoke eastward.

Fire Rescue officials said 18 units were assigned to the fire.

“It is expected to burn for a while,” Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said in a statement.

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