Brush fire in Southwest Miami-Dade largely contained

 

mcaceres@MiamiHerald.com

Firefighters made progress battling a brush fire in Southwest Miami-Dade on Sunday, with crews working to keep the flames from spreading to nearby homes.

The fire broke out shortly after 1 p.m. near Southwest 112th Avenue and 224th Street. By late Sunday, the 35-acre fire was 75 percent contained, Miami-Dade fire officials said. No homes were threatened, but the Florida Department of Forestry said several homeowners voluntarily left the area.

“We’re keeping an eye on things,” said Erik De Lacatena, a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue dispatcher. “There are several hot spots that still need to be taken out.”

Streets in the area were closed while firefighters worked to contain the blaze, according to WFOR- CBS4.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Chief Phil Osava said the fire might have been caused by dry conditions.

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