Smoke Over The ‘Glades

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After 3 days, the plume sill stretched high into the sky.
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Even water drops could not contain the flames
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The flames have been burning since the weekend
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The area is remote enough to make it difficult to use traditional firefighting equipment
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Firefighters used bushhogs equipped with water cannons to control the spread of the flames
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The plume of smoke was so tal, it could be seen at sea.
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The fire spread quickly due to tinder-dry conditions
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While fires are natural in the Everglades, the works of Man tend to get in the way
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The burn danger has been heightened by a longer than expected dry season.
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The burned area is approaching 1 thousand acres
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Firefighters have had a difficult time containing the blaze
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The fire is burning away from most populated areas
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Krome Avenue was closed by heavy smoke.
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A raging western Miami-Dade brush fire can be viewed from Okeechobee Road.  (Source: Tiffani Helberg)
Brush Fire Damage A raging western Miami-Dade brush fire can be viewed from Okeechobee Road. (Source: Tiffani Helberg)
Smoke from a western Miami-Dade brush fire obscures parts of Okeechoobee Road.  (Source: CBS4's Tiffani Helberg)
Okeechobee Road Smoke Smoke from a western Miami-Dade brush fire obscures parts of Okeechoobee Road. (Source: CBS4's Tiffani Helberg)
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