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.”