Wildfire closes Card Sound Highway in Miami-Dade

EVERGLADES, Fla. – The smoke from a devastating fire caused authorities to close Card Sound Road in both directions in Miami-Dade County on Monday.

Authorities require drivers traveling from Miami-Dade to Monroe County or vice versa to use US 1.

Wildfire raged on Monday afternoon in southern Miami-Dade County. It started south of Florida City on Friday.

According to the Florida Forest Service Everglades District, the smoke comes from a wildfire that has burned through 5,500 acres.

Wildland firefighters were able to contain 15% of the fire on Saturday and about 55% of the fire by Monday morning, the FFS Everglades District reported.

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