Grass fire spreads to 75 acres near Card Sound Road

U.S. 1 shut down at mile marker 126

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor
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MONROE COUNTY, Fla. - A grass fire reported Monday has spread to 75 acres near Card Sound Road, Florida Forest Service officials said.

Forestry officials said the fire is primarily burning on the east side of Card Sound Road near Southwest 384th Street, with spots of fire reported on the east side of U.S. 1.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews are working to contain the fire.

All southbound lanes of Card Sound Road were blocked just before the toll plaza, but have since reopened. All northbound and southbound lanes remain closed on U.S. 1 at mile marker 126.

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