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Several scattered brush fires burn in Hialeah

Forest ranger says fire 'to be going on for quite some time'

HIALEAH, Fla. – Firefighters continued to work into the evening Thursday to put out several scattered brush fires in Hialeah.

The fires were reported Thursday afternoon in the area of Northwest 102nd Avenue and 154th Street, just west of Interstate 75.

Sky 10 was above the scene just after 3 p.m. as heavy smoke was seen in the area, while a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue helicopter poured water from a lake onto the flames.

"This is going to be going on for quite some time," senior state forest ranger Gabriel Llamas told Local 10 News.

The fire spread to a mountain of trash and tires, burning about 40 acres.

"It's just too much," Llamas said. "The pile is too big, too deep and too thick."

Llamas said firefighters intend to let the fire burn out on its own.

No homes were being threatened by the flames.

The cause of the fires is under investigation.

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