FIRES: Smoke Dissipating Around Boca Raton As Fire Situation Improves

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The Environmental Protection Agency says the smoke situation is improving in the Boca Raton area. The gray shading shows the current smoke line, according to officials.
The Environmental Protection Agency says the smoke situation is improving in the Boca Raton area. The gray shading shows the current smoke line, according to officials.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The smoke situation is improving across South Palm Beach County. The Environmental Protection Agency mid-morning Monday says that air quality is overall in the “green” or “good zone” for Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach.

The good news comes after days of smoke-filled gray skies making breathing difficult for those susceptible to allergies and other respiratory issues.

The two major fires burning since last week — the L39 Fire and the 2Alpha Fire are now completely contained. The Florida Forestry Service tells BocaNewsNow.com that the L39 peaked at 12,050. While it is 100 percent contained, the fire continues to burn. The 2Alpha Fire peaked at 5600 acres. It continues to burn but is also 100 percent contained.

Both fires are due west of Boca Raton in the Florida Everglades and remain under the watch of forestry officials.

LOCAL JOURNALISM SUPPORTER.

Paul Saperstein

 

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