Turkey Point nuclear plant spared from overnight brush fire

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A 400-acre brush fire that broke out near the Turkey Point power plant, early Sunday, did not affect the nuclear power station, officials said.

Firefighters responded to the scene of the blaze in the area of Southwest 117th Avenue and 344th Street, and quickly put out the flames. 7News cameras captured the scorched grass, Sunday evening.

Some residents smelled the smoke, which the wind carried further north.

The Florida Forest Service said crews were able to keep the fire away from the power plant, which is located on a 3,300-acre site two miles east of Homestead.

Officials said the plant was never in any danger.

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