Florida's Homestead Fire Now 55 Percent Contained

  • Source: WTVJ-TV NBC 6 Miami
  • Published: 05/03/2021 12:00 AM

Officials say a massive fire located south of Homestead is over 50 percent contained but has also grown over seven times in size from when it first started. Florida Forest Service Everglades District said the 416 fire is at 55 percent containment as of late Sunday evening, while it has grown in size from 750 acres Friday to 5500 acres entering Monday. The fire, located near Southwest 384th Street and 137th Avenue south of the Homestead-Miami Speedway, is not currently threatening any homes or at risk of harming crews working to put out the blaze. However, FFS said the fire is pushing toward Card Sound Road and are advising all drivers to use U.S. 1. NBC 6 viewers sent pictures in this weekend showing soot and ash that had spread to cars in areas closer to the city. No evacuation orders have been issued at this time.


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