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For Immediate Release:
February 21, 2014
Media Contact:
Maurice R. Hernandez


Statement by Commission Vice Chair Lynda Bell

(Palmetto Bay, FL) – “The Rockdale Pineland Preserve is currently on fire.  Miami-Dade Fire/Rescue Department’s Division of Forestry has tankers on the scene putting out the blaze.  The southern unit of the Preserve is to be burned-off in order to protect the northern unit from further devastation, as well as the rest of this delicate preserve.  No homes are in danger.  Palmetto Bay and Miami-Dade Police Department units are re-routing traffic along the affected areas.

Tomorrow, Miami-Dade Management Area’s Management Team will assess the site for possible hotspots.  For any additional information, please follow local media outlets for the latest information.”