Thick smoke continues to linger over the skies of Miami-Dade county after a stubborn brush fire charred 240 acres in Southwest Miami-Dade.
Residents of southwest Miami-Dade who notice smoke coming from Everglades National Park on Monday morning shouldn’t be concerned.
Continuing dry conditions helped the spread of a brush fire near Card Sound Road and US1 south of Florida City, but late Saturday afternoon, firefighters who worked all day on the blaze believed they had it mostly contained.
Two Miami-Dade firefighters were hospitalized Tuesday for smoke inhalation while battling a brush fire in Southwest Miami-Dade which is burning near an apartment complex, a Boy Scout camp, and Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport.
Residents of Homestead and other areas of southwest Miami-Dade may notice smoke rising from the fires in Everglades National Park.
Residents in northeast Broward County may have done a double-take when they saw ash falling on cars and heavy smoke in the area.
Firefighters from the state’s park service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Forestry service continue to battle a wildfire in the northeast sector of Everglades National Park.
The Florida Highway Patrol has reopened a large portion of Tamiami Trail which was shutdown overnight due to smoky conditions from a brush fire.
Krome Avenue has re-opened to traffic after an 11-mile stretch from Tamiami Trail to Okeechobee Road had been closed for nearly a week due to thick smoke from a nearby brush fire, however the fire is now 85-percent contained.
Firefighters are getting a handle on a stubborn brush fire in western Miami-Dade which has been burning for a week.