Firefighters work for 2 hours to put out Opa-locka junkyard fire
12 units work to put out flames
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to a junkyard fire Thursday afternoon in Opa-locka.
The fire took place at about 5 p.m. at 13200 Cairo Lane.
The junkyard had large junk vehicles, as well as metal and large debris piles, according to Erika Benitez, public information officer with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
It took 12 units to put out the one-alarm fire.
To put out the fire, crews used a foam truck to blanket the fire with foam, Benitez said.
"The foam is used as it provides a quicker knockdown with less water use due to the increased surface area of the foam solution and the resulting increased ability to absorb heat," Benitez said. "There’s also a reduced chance of rekindle because the foam solution is much more effective in penetrating and wetting fuels."
The fire was under control after about two hours.
No injuries were reported.
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