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Fire erupts at metal recycling facility in Opa-locka

Cause of fire under investigation

Heavy flames and thick smoke pour from a metal recycling facility in Opa-locka.
Heavy flames and thick smoke pour from a metal recycling facility in Opa-locka. (Miami-Dade Fire Rescue)

A fire erupted Wednesday morning at a metal recycling facility in Opa-locka.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials, the incident unfolded just after 5 a.m. in the area of Northwest 135th Street and Cairo Lane.

Officials said firefighters arrived at the scene to find heavy flames and thick smoke coming from the facility.

Crews used a ladder truck to douse a large amount of water on the fire from above, helping to rapidly extinguish the flames.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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