Business owner speaks to Local 10 after dozens of tractor-trailers catch fire outside warehouse
'Right now, we are out of business,' Enyd Marcos says
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. – The owner of an Opa-locka business where dozens of tractor-trailers caught fire Monday afternoon spoke to Local 10 News on Tuesday.
The explosion had people running for cover as dense, dark smoke rose into the air. The massive fire, which spread to other vehicles and items, was visible for miles.
Cellphone video lets us hear each explosion and shows us how dangerously close the fire was to nearby businesses.
"I saw smoke, a lot of firefighters, police. I didn't know if it was our place or the place next to us," Enyd Marcos said.
Marcos said she can't believe all the damage that is left behind. She said she and her husband own LED Towing and Transport.
Many of their tow trucks and investment vehicles, including a Corvette, are now gone.
"It was devastating," Marcos said. "I started crying. I couldn't believe it."
Marcos said firefighters told her that they suspect people working next to her yard might have been welding, which sparked a diesel fire. Fire officials, however, haven't released an official cause.
"We worked really hard for everything and we lost everything. Right now, we are out of business," Marcos said.
Authorities said no one was injured in the fire.
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