Large Brush Fire Closes Section of Krome Avenue in West Miami-Dade

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A large brush fire closed a section of Krome Avenue in Miami-Dade Monday and the road remained closed Tuesday.

Florida Highway Patrol officials said the brush fire had Krome Avenue closed between Kendall Drive and Southwest 8th Street.

Video shows the smoke from a brush fire in west Miami-Dade on Monday, May 31, 2021. (Credit: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue)

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded at around 11:13 a.m. to the area near SW 167 Avenue and SW 56 Street for the fast-moving brush fire.

Florida Forest Service officials said the fire is 50% contained and burned about 582 acres as of Tuesday afternoon.

The Forest Service is currently conducting a burn out operation on the west side of Krome Avenue where the fire has not reached yet. They say east wind has helped and are hopeful some rain will also help put out the flames.

No homes or businesses are threatened at this time.

Officials tell NBC 6 they are working as quickly as possible to put out the brush fire so that Florida Highway Patrol can reopen Krome Avenue.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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