EVERGLADES, Fla. – Several fires have been set intentionally within the last two months near Everglades National Park, officials said.
According to the National Park Service, the fires have cost the park hundreds of thousands of dollars and have endangered staff and park visitors.
The fires have been set specifically in the vicinity of Main Park Road and adjacent roads near the park, NPS reported. These roads are easily accessed through the Homestead entrance.
Everglades National Park and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive [ATF] are investigating the fires.