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Vehicle started wildfire that blocked road to and from Keys

A wildfire that closed both Card Sound Road and the 18-Mile Stretch of U.S. 1 leading in and out of the Keys Monday was fully contained by Tuesday afternoon, according to state emergency management officials. The fire, which eventually ended up spreading to more than 600 acres, started from a “vehicle incident” on Card Sound Road, according to updates from the Florida Division of Emergency Management. State officials have not offered any specifics regarding the “vehicle incident.”

Miami-Dade County

Summer is coming. So is Zika.

‘Those same risk factors that we saw in 2016 are also still present today,’ said the executive director of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District. Among the factors for a concern that the Zika virus will return: The presence of Aedes aegypti, the species of mosquito that can transmit the virus and the risk of tourists or Florida residents bringing the virus with them from countries where it is more prevalent.

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