Crews Struggle to Contain Massive Fla. Brush Fire

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. -- Krome Avenue remains closed as firefighters continue to battle a brush fire that has consumed thousands of acres and is expected to grow. David Utley, Deputy Chief of the Division of Forestry...


With the bone-dry conditions, forestry workers spoke to people in the area, urging them to make sure their ATVs and dirt bikes had the proper equipment to avoid shooting off sparks.

"If you're going to be out here, especially doing any off-road vehicle riding, please make sure your equipment is in good shape and you have a spark arrester on it, and don't sit and idle because if you do that, there's a good chance that sparks could come out of there and start a fire," Peterich said.

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