Saturday’s rain did little to stop Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve brush fire, which has grown to 3,019 acres, closing trails and campgrounds, the National Park Service reported Sunday (March 11).

The fire, north of Interstate 75 and east of S.R. 29, which continues to spread northeast, is 10% contained. The unpopulated area is difficult to access, accounting for the low containment, said park ranger Laurie Humphery, according to the Naples Daily News.

Interstate 75 was not threatened by the fire Sunday, although the Florida Highway Patrol controls roadway closures based on low visibility from smoke.

The closures include the following areas: Pink Jeep, Gator Head and Bear Island Campgrounds. The closure also includes the following roads and trails: Bear Island Grade Trail, Perocchi Grade Trail and Bear Island Campground Road.

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