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The Cause of a Huge Smoke Column in South Miami-Dade (VIDEO)

The Cause of a Huge Smoke Column in South Miami-Dade (VIDEO)

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A grass fire was burning in southwest Miami-Dade on Sunday, creating a large plume of smoke that could be seen across the county.

By CBS News

At 2:14 p.m., Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to a grass fire in the area of ​​Southwest 137th Avenue and 8th Avenue. To protect nearby structures, additional units were upgraded to a second-alert fire to assist with firefighting efforts, MDFR told CBS News Miami.

“There are currently more than 18 units on site supporting the Florida Forest Service to fight the fire,” MDFR said. “Fire units are patrolling the area to put out the fire and air rescue has been dispatched to use water drops to control the fire.”

According to the MDFR, parts of the fire to the south have subsided, but firefighters continue to battle the fire as it moves west. Due to smoke and reduced visibility, nearby roads will be closed until further notice.

Due to smoky conditions, especially if you have respiratory problems, MDFR urges everyone to close all windows and doors to prevent smoke from entering your homes and businesses, and to use your air conditioning units to recirculate air inside buildings.

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