By Octavio Abea
At least 10 people died in a series of car crashes on a Fla. highway after drivers were blinded by smoke coming from a bush fire Sunday, according to authorities.
A nearby bush fire covered Interstate 75 in Fla. with a fog causing drivers to pileup on both sides of the highway around 3:45 a.m. killing at least 10 people, the Los Angeles Times reports.
"We had a mixture of fog smoke that combined that kind of laid into that area," Pat Riordan with the Florida Highway Patrol told CBS News
According to the Los Angeles Times, rescue workers had trouble finding the victims through the smoke and were only able to locate them by listening to their screams and moans.
There were no controlled burns, according to a state forestry spokeswoman, leading officials to believe that this might be a case of arson, CBS News reports.