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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.”

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Monique O. Madan

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Monique O. Madan covers Doral, Homestead, Palmetto Bay and Pinecrest. Monique started at the Herald in 2008 as a part-time reporter. She graduated Emerson College in Boston after stints at The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and the Dallas Morning News. She returned to her hometown paper, the Miami Herald, in 2014.


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