West Miami-Dade brush fire ‘100 percent’ contained, officials say

WEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A brush fire that broke out in West Miami-Dade, Friday, has been fully contained, officials said.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the fire started as a construction fire in the area of 177th Avenue and Eighth Street and spread after nearby grass caught fire, Friday.

The fire burned about 208 acres, approximately seven miles west of Krome Avenue and Tamiami Trail.

Nearby businesses were not affected.

East and westbound lanes on Eighth Street were shut down for hours. They were later reopened.

Florida Forest Service that responded to the fire left at around 7:30 p.m.

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