Miami (Monday, February 20) – As Miami-Dade County continues to respond to the fire at the waste-to-energy facility in Doral, the latest updates and guidance for residents.
Miami (Monday, February 20) – As Miami-Dade County continues to respond to the fire at the waste-to-energy facility in Doral, the latest updates and guidance for residents are below.
MDFR first responders continue the 24 hour-a-day operation at the plant, continuing to gain greater access in order to extinguish the fire that remains. Smoke levels continue to significantly improve.
Based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance, residents in the area can enjoy outdoor activities; we encourage you to be mindful that conditions may vary throughout the day as the wind changes and to head indoors if you experience smoky conditions. We recommend running your air conditioning at home to re-circulate air in your house, and changing your air filter more frequently than usual.
City of Doral parks are open and will return to normal programming Tuesday, February 21, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools in the area will be open on Tuesday. MDCPS will reach out directly to parents of schools in the area to share any further updates related to afterschool activities.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)was on thegroundfrom Monday to Saturdayworking hand in hand with Miami-Dade County teams tomonitor air qualitywithin the facility and surrounding area.PerEPAprotocol,monitoring has now shifted to anindependentenvironmental response contractor,CTEH,and air monitoring data will be provided and distributed by CTEH moving forward.
Miami-Dade County is coordinating directly with the EPA and Chief Medical Officer Dr. ChrisGhaemmaghaghamiof Jackson Health System to review the reports and provide updated recommendations to residents.
The full reports and the latest updates and information can be found here: miamidade.gov/wastefire.
Doral residents will continue to receive additional communications through the County's emergency text messaging service and from the City of Doral.
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