For now, barn owner escapes fines of $500 a day. But fight to save barn not over yet.

The winds of Hurricane Irma may have swept away Brad McBride’s fence more than a year ago, but another kind of storm is now brewing.

At the center of the controversy is a horse barn whose fate is wrapped up in a not-so-neighborly feud between McBride and Southwest Ranches, a small town at the edge of the Everglades.

The fight, already getting nasty, looks to be heading for a showdown in court.

All the trouble began when McBride tried to replace his hurricane-damaged fence, he says. To get a permit, the town told him he’d need to move the fence 30 feet back from the road.

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