Fire Knocks Out Power – Threatens Residents on Big Pine Key

Florida Keys residents are once again preparing to battle mother nature, after a brush fire raged out of control on Sunday. reports that authorities on Big Pine Key were monitoring the situation, but had not yet ordered a mandatory evacuation. At last report the fire had destroyed a home and a garage, after burning over 30 acres. About 1,900 customers were reported to have lost power as a result of the fire.

The fire is now about 40 percent contained, but continues to threaten residents of the island.Fire