HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - All lanes of the Turnpike at Okeechobee Road have been reopened after they were closed due to poor visibility from a brush fire.

Firefighters spent hours battling the flames.

The blaze affected two acres, and began burning at around 3 a.m., Saturday.

“Visibility was approximately, probably less than 500 feet,” said a Florida Highway Patrol trooper. “Just to avoid people from rubbernecking and crashing and having an accident out here.”

Firefighters were able to get the flames under control and all lanes reopened just after 9 a.m.

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