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.
A raging brush fire continues to burn in West Miami-Dade. As of Saturday, it has charred more than 58,500 acres and a stretch of Krome Avenue from the Tamiami Trail to Okeechobee Road remains closed.
A raging brush fire continues to burn in West Miami-Dade. It has charred more than 50,000 acres and a stretch of Krome Avenue from the Tamiami Trail to Okeechobee Road remains closed.
Looking like a fiery snake from above, a raging brush fire in west Miami-Dade has burned more than 30,200 acres, and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue recommended that the residents of the area evacuate due to the fire impacting their homes.
Miami-Dade and state forestry fire crews plan to throw everything they’ve got at a roaring brush fire in the western part of the county which has burned through 28,000 acres in the last four days.
An eleven mile stretch of Krome Avenue, from SW 8th Street to U.S. 27, remains closed due to a smoky brush fire which has now burned at least 1,800 acres in western Miami-Dade.
A smoky brush fire burning in the tinder dry area west of Doral has grown to 650 acres as it continues to push to the northwest.
Drivers on the Florida Turnpike in the Doral area were probably a bit surprised to see a large plume of thick gray smoke out to the west.
Drivers in Miami-Dade County could see the smoke for miles as a brush fire ignited behind the Krome Detention Center Sunday afternoon.