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Published on February 28, 2024
Miami-Dade Firefighters Wrest Control of Grass Fire in Southwest RegionSource: Facebook/Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

Firefighters are battling a grass fire in Southwest Miami-Dade that erupted near Southwest 172nd Avenue and Eighth Street just before noon today. Crews from the Miami-Dade Fire Department, including a hazmat team, were deployed to the area, which posed a significant challenge due to its inaccessibility by ground, WSVN reported.

The firefighters managed to get within about 1,000 feet of the fire to commence firefighting efforts, despite, the rough terrain. Overhead, 7Skyforce captured footage showing smoke billowing from the burning shrubbery. As of the latest updates, officials have stated that the fire is under control and fortunately, there have been no injuries reported.

Recent weather conditions may have contributed to the fire's outbreak, with dry conditions and low humidity persisting over the past few days, according to a post by meteorologist Jackson Dill on X account. The post also indicated that onshore winds should help keep most of the smoke and fire from spreading into populated areas, keeping it confined to more rural parts of Miami-Dade.



Local authorities are keeping a close eye on the situation, prepared to issue any necessary guidelines or evacuations should the fire pose a greater threat. At this time, however, it seems that the quick response of emergency services has mitigated the immediate danger the fire may have posed to nearby residents and properties.

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