US 1 reopens after brush fire near Florida City causes road closures

FLORIDA CITY, FLA. (WSVN) - - Authorities have reopened an 18-mile stretch of U.S. 1 connecting the mainland to the Florida Keys after smoke from a brush fire near Florida City cleared up Monday night.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units were dispatched to the blaze, near the location where Card Sound Road veers off U.S. 1, just before 9:15 p.m.

Parts of U.S. 1 and Card Sound Road were shut down, preventing traffic in and out of the Keys.

Just before 11 p.m., officials reopened U.S. 1.

Deputies advised drivers to proceed with caution due to lingering smoke in the area.

This is the third brush fire that has sparked in the past three days.

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