The fire satellite image of the southern Florida area is available at: https://time.com/39246624/when-hurricane-sandy-hit-the-fire-satellite-images-show-a-blaze-that-burned-for-several-hours/ The satellite image shows the fire burning over several miles of south Florida and over the Miami-Dade County line.
The fire is one of the worst natural disasters to hit the state in recent memory.
According to the National Weather Service, the area was spared major damage from the storm, but more than 100 homes were destroyed and more than 20,000 people were displaced.
A firefighter who was in the area with his family was treated and released from the hospital.
Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control at the scene.
“This is a significant fire that was in an area where people are accustomed to being able to walk, or drive, and that is something we had a lot of confidence in,” said Mark Lomax, Florida National Guard, he told CNN.
Lomax said he didn’t think the firefighters would have been able to get the fire out of the area if not for the help from local firefighters.
This is the first time in the state’s history that a hurricane or a fire has been blamed for a major natural disaster, Lomak said.
No other fire was reported.
Weather officials are expected to release additional satellite images and data from the fire to determine what the cause of the fire is.