Wildfire prompts Card Sound Road closure in Miami-Dade

EVERGLADES, Fla. – Smoke from a wildfire prompted authorities to close Card Sound Road in both directions on Monday in Miami-Dade County. The roadway remained closed Tuesday morning.

Authorities are asking drivers who are traveling from Miami-Dade to Monroe County or vice versa to use U.S. 1.

A wildfire continued to rage on Monday afternoon in south Miami-Dade County. It started on Friday just south of Florida City.

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

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

That number increased to 70% at last update Monday evening.

Officials said the fire is not a threat to any nearby structures. An investigation remains ongoing into what sparked the blaze.

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