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Hialeah warehouse burns for hours, destroying building

Wind gives firefighters trouble

HIALEAH, Fla. – Firefighters battled a warehouse fire for much of the day Tuesday in Hialeah.

The fire started about 3:30 a.m. in a warehouse district on Northwest 37th Avenue.

Large flames could be seen shooting from the roof of the warehouse.

"When the crews got here that building was already fully involved, so it leads you to believe that, yeah, it must have been going for a while before somebody noticed it," Hialeah Fire Department Capt. David Rodriguez said.

Sky 10 was overhead as ladder trucks dumped water on the fire from all directions with the roof already collapsed.

Rodriguez said the wind conditions didn't help make the situation any better.

He said firefighters worked to keep the flames from spreading to other nearby warehouses.

"You're trying to protect the outside," he said. "You're trying to protect those other buildings."

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue assisted Hialeah firefighters, and it took about five hours for authorities to get the fire under control. The fire was fully extinguished later in the afternoon. 

Rodriguez said the warehouse was used to make cabinets. 

No injuries were reported, but the warehouse was destroyed in the fire.


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