Police: Suspects sought after iconic Southernmost Point Buoy in Key West damaged by fire

KEY WEST, Fla. — Police are searching for two men who damaged the iconic Southernmost Point Buoy in Key West with fire overnight.

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Officers said the men placed a Christmas tree in front of the landmark and set it on fire at around 3:30 a.m.

The Key West Fire Department responded and put out the fire, but the buoy suffered extensive damage.

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The marker has been a famous attraction for visitors to Key West for nearly 40 years.

It is located near the southernmost point in the continental U.S., and around 90 miles from the island nation of Cuba.

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Anyone with information on the fire is asked to call the Key West Police Department at 305-809-1000.

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