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Famous Key West buoy burned after 2 set tree on fire – WZVN-TV

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Famous Key West buoy burned after 2 set tree on fire – WZVN-TV

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Police have identified two men suspected of burning a part of Key West’s famous Southernmost Point buoy early New Year’s Day after setting a fire near the tourist attraction.
Authorities said the two suspects lit a Christmas tree on fire in front of the buoy around 3:30 a.m. Saturday and the flames charred sections of the colorful, 4-ton cement monument that reads “90 miles to Cuba, Southernmost Point, Continental U.S.A.”
Archival webcam images of the buoy from a marketing company shows two people lighting the tree on fire near the marker, with the flames leaving a large black burn mark on the monument.
The webcam showed tourists gathering near the damaged buoy for pictures later Saturday.
The fire caused extensive damage to the landmark, police said.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the crime and are asking anyone with information to contact the Key West Police Department.
The red, yellow, black and white marker resembles a giant marine navigational buoy. It proclaims that Key West is 90 miles (145 kilometers) from Havana. Artists restored the monument after it was damaged during Hurricane Irma in 2017.
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