Florida Keys

Brush Fire Burns Along 18 Mile Stretch of Overseas Highway

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A portion of the Overseas Highway was shut down Tuesday as crews battled a brush fire along the 18 Mile Stretch.

The southbound side was shut down between Florida City and Key Largo as five Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to control the blaze.

The so-called Mile Marker 125 Fire burned 200 acres as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Florida Forest Service, and is 20 percent contained.

Traffic returned to normal Wednesday, but drivers are still advised to use caution.

The cause of the fire was unclear.

This is a developing story. Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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