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The reason behind a huge column of smoke in south Miami-Dade (VIDEO)

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The reason behind a huge column of smoke in south Miami-Dade (VIDEO)

Grass Fire Burns in Southwest Miami-Dade, Prompting Evacuations

A grass fire broke out in southwest Miami-Dade on Sunday afternoon, sending a large plume of smoke billowing across the county. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) quickly responded to the blaze in the area of southwest 137th Avenue and 8th Avenue, upgrading it to a second-alarm fire to bring in additional units for assistance.

“We currently have more than 18 units on site supporting the Florida Forest Service to extinguish the fire,” MDFR stated. Firefighters are working diligently to put out spot fires and contain the blaze, with air rescue deployed for water drops. Despite some progress in knocking down sections of the fire to the south, the battle continues as the fire moves westward.

Due to smoke and limited visibility, nearby roads have been closed until further notice. MDFR is urging residents to steer clear of the area, especially those with respiratory issues, and to close all windows and doors to prevent smoke from entering homes and businesses. Additionally, utilizing air conditioning units to recirculate indoor air is advised.

Concerned residents took to social media to express their shock and confusion over the fire, with one Twitter user posting, “Miami??? We good??? What is with this random fire outside my house???” accompanied by a photo of the smoke-filled sky.

As the fire continues to rage, authorities are working tirelessly to bring it under control and ensure the safety of residents in the area. Stay tuned for further updates on the situation as it develops.

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