The famous Key West buoy burned after igniting two trees

Key West, Florida (AP) —Florida police burned some of Key West’s famous southernmost buoys at the beginning of the new year after setting fire near a landmark tourist icon. looking for.

At around 3:30 am on Saturday, two men lit a Christmas tree in front of a buoy, with a colorful 4 tonnes (3,600 kilograms) stating “90 miles to the southernmost Cuba,” officials said. The burnt part of the cement monument was on fire. , Continental USA “

archive Webcam image A photo of a marketing company buoy shows that the two lit a tree near a marker and the flame left a large black burn scar on the monument.

Webcams showed tourists gathering near a damaged buoy to take pictures late Saturday.

The red, yellow, black and white markers resemble giant marine navigation buoys. Key West has declared it 90 miles (145 kilometers) away from Havana. After being damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017, artists have restored the monument.