Pembroke Pines is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The city had a population of 154,750 at the 2010 census, making it the second most populous city in Broward County and the 11th most populous in Florida. Its official motto is "Join Us - Progress With Us."
Pembroke Pines was officially incorporated on January 16, 1960. The City's name, Pembroke Pines, is traced back to Sir Edward Reed, a Member of Britain's Parliament for the County of Pembroke in 1874, who purchased and farmed land in the 1880s which today occupies much of what is now the nearby city of Dania Beach. The road put through his land came to be known as Pembroke Road. When incorporating, the mayor (Dr. Kipnis) suggested the name Pembroke Pines because of the pine trees growing near Pembroke Road.
The first inhabitants of the area were American Indians who first appeared about 4,000 years ago. Skeletal remains of animal hunters dating back about 10,000 years were found around Broward County, showing that perhaps human beings had lived in the area even earlier.
The fire, which was reported about 6.15 a.m., had stopped spreading by noon Friday at the PineCreekCanyon trail ... Full containment of the blaze smoldering in desert shrubs, grasses and pinion pine is expected by Sunday evening ... The Pine Creek trail is located northwest of the roughly 195,820-acre park’s scenic loop exit....