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Plumes of smoke could be see Thursday afternoon after brush fires ignited in west Miami-Dade County.
Two brush fires burned Thursday afternoon near southwest 8th Street and 157th Avenue.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue issued the following statement regarding the fires:
“Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and other authorities are aware of the conditions and will continue to monitor the progress of this fire. It’s important for people with respiratory conditions to limit your exposure to smoke- especially if you are at increased risk for particle-related effects.
MDFR recommends people keep their windows and doors closed and run air conditioners by recirculating the air inside the home until conditions improve.
If you have asthma or another lung disease, officials say to follow your healthcare provider’s directions about taking your medicines.
Forestry officials are handling the fires with the assistance of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
Check back with NBC 6 for updates.