By Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Fire crews are keeping an eye on a brush fire that temporarily shut down the southbound lanes of US 1 on Tuesday.

The roadway, which was shut down for about five hours, reopened around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

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According to the Florida Forest Service, the blaze, which has spread from 150 acres to more than a 1,000 acres, began when a pickup truck driving south on US 1 caught fire near mile marker 125. As of Wednesday evening, it was 30 percent contained.

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With fire season in full swing, they said drivers should be on the lookout for similar instances.

“We have a couple of more weeks of dry fire season. Motorists should be aware, it’s a perfect example today, that a major road. (in this case) US 1 heading to the Keys was shut down, but it could be the Turnpike, US 27, Krome Avenue, Alligator Alley,” said David Rosenbaum with the Florida Forest Service.

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The southwest Miami-Dade brush fire is moving to the west and is not currently threatening any homes or businesses. Team