Firefighters continue to fight SW Miami-Dade brushfire for third day in a row


Firefighters have been tackling a brushfire in Southwest Miami-Dade for three days.

Local, state and federal firefighters have been hard at work as the flames continue to spread near Krome Avenue, Tuesday.

There is a chance it may rain, and firefighters are hoping this will help to further contain the blaze.

7SkyForce hovered over the scene were heavy smoke billowed across the bush.

Krome Avenue between Southwest Eighth and 88th Street has been shut down.

The smoke and ash woke up some residents in nearby neighborhoods.

“It was kind of hard for me to breathe. I felt, like, a burning in my throat,” said Jenny Perez.

“Right now, the wind and this flammable fuel,” one firefighter said.

The fuel is known as melaleuca, an invasive tree which is making it difficult to put out the flames.

Crews fear that will the winds, the embers from the invasive tree can potentially jump across Krome Avenue and start a fire in the Everglades.

More than 300 acres have burned since Sunday night. The fire is now 50% contained.


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