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Brush Fire Contained In SW Dade

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A brush fire broke out Monday afternoon in Southwest Miami-Dade. (Brian Andrews/CBS4)

A brush fire broke out Monday afternoon in Southwest Miami-Dade. (Brian Andrews/CBS4)

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SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (CBS4) – Forestry officials and firefighters worked for hours to contain a brush fire that broke out Monday afternoon.

Authorities say the fire ignited in the area around 193rd  Street and 203 Avenue just after 4 p.m.

Nervous neighbors watched from the sidewalk, as police and firefighters shut down SW 122 Avenue near SW 175 Street.

A shift in the wind caused concern for home owners on the east side of the Avenue, and forced Miami-Dade Firefighters to spring into action to stop the flames from advancing.

Florida Division of Forestry firefighters set back fires in the natural preserve area near Zoo Miami, while Miami-Dade firefighters hit the flames with water from their trucks and nearby hydrants.

By 7 p.m., the bulk of the flames had been extinguished.

Both Forestry and Miami-Dade Firefighters remained on scene after dark to prevent any hot spots from flaring up again.

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