A major brush fire in the in Western Broward County is still burning.

But, Florida Forest Service spokesman Scott Peterich says the blaze is now 70 percent contained.

Still, Peterich says the fire had slowed down Tuesday because there was not as much wind and humidity was also higher than in previous days.

And, although the brush fire is not threatening any residential areas, the fire is still sending smoke into Miami-Dade and Broward.

The fire has been burning since Saturday.

It's believed a lightning strike started it.

The flames have consumed 27,000 acres of Everglades brush.