Unit catches fire at Public Storage building in northwest Miami-Dade

3 other units also damaged in fire, authorities say


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A storage unit caught fire Tuesday morning at a Public Storage building in northwest Miami-Dade.

Sky 10 was above the scene at 16970 NW Fourth Ave. at 10 a.m. as smoke appeared to be pouring from multiple units.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials confirmed the fire originated inside one storage unit and spread to two adjacent units and one unit located directly behind the one where the fire started.


Firefighters used saws to break into the storage units and extinguish the flames, authorities said. 

One firefighter suffered minor injuries during the ordeal and was taken to a local hospital to be treated.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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