Wind-Whipped Brush Fire Battle

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Southwest Miami-Dade Brush Fire
More than 60 Miami-Dade firefighters battled a brush fire burning in Southwest MIami-Dade on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. (CBS4)
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Southwest Miami-Dade Brush Fire
The fire burned in the 30-acre Boystown Pineland County Park and Camp Matecumbe located between Southwest 112th and 120th Streets and between SW 137th and 142nd Avenues. (CBS4)
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Southwest Miami-Dade Brush Fire
According to Miami-Dade firefighter officials, the fire started a day earlier but an overnight flare-up was fueled by winds of up to 15 mph. (CBS4)
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Southwest Miami-Dade Brush Fire
While nobody has been evacuated, officials are keeping a close watch on an apartment complex, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and School and Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport. (CBS4)
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Southwest Miami-Dade Brush Fire
Once the sun was up, firefighters tried to get a better view of the fire by standing on their fire truck. (CBS4)
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Southwest Miami-Dade Brush Fire
Thick smoke from fire blew toward the Northeast. (CBS4)
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Southwest Miami-Dade Brush Fire
Nearby residents were told to keep their doors and windows closed due to the smoke. (CBS4)
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Southwest Miami-Dade Brush Fire
Miami-Dade Fire helicopters were brought in to help battle the blaze. (CBS4)
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Southwest Miami-Dade Brush Fire
They used giant buckets to scoop up water from a nearby canal. (CBS4)
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Southwest Miami-Dade Brush Fire
Back to the fire they flew in order fight the fire in an aerial attack. (CBS4)
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Southwest Miami-Dade Brush Fire
The water was then released from the bucket to help douse the flames from above. (CBS4)
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Southwest Miami-Dade Brush Fire
Firefighters were concerned the fire may spread by floating embers. (CBS4)
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Southwest Miami-Dade Brush Fire
Some power lines were also shutdown in the area as flames approached which left about 700 homes in the area without power. (CBS4)
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