WEST BROWARD, FLA. (WSVN) - Crews are battling a brush fire that sparked near Alligator Alley in West Broward.

7SkyForce HD captured flames and heavy smoke near the junction of Interstate 75 and U.S. 27, just after 4 p.m., Friday.

A lightning strike is believed to have sparked the blaze south of Alligator Alley, just west of the toll plaza, in an area that’s not accessible by ground, at around 3:30 p.m.

In a tweet posted by the Florida Forest Service, officials said the fire was located five miles north of I-75 and five miles west of U.S. 27.

The fire broke out as two storms, one on either side of I-75, moved through the area.

As of 6 p.m., the fire had burned 30 acres.

No structures or roadways are being threatened.

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