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Fire Spares Everglades, but Hazard Continues

May 26, 1993| Associated Press

MIAMI — Firefighters kept a blaze that burned across 8,500 acres of dry brush out of Everglades National Park but worried Tuesday that stiff wind and unseasonably low humidity might make it flare up again.

Crews halted the flames within a quarter-mile of U.S. 1, the access road to Key Largo, but patches smoldered within fire lines, he said. An air tanker and helicopter were on standby in case the fire rekindled.

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