MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Firefighters extinguished a fire that erupted Wednesday morning at a warehouse in northeast Miami-Dade.
The fire was reported around 6 a.m. at 20410 NE 15th Court.
Sky 10 was above the scene a short time later as flames were coming from the roof of the building.
Three firefighters were standing on the roof, assessing the situation as other firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze from the ground.
At one point, 20 Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units were at the scene.
The warehouse was used for various businesses, and items such as wholesale clothing, souvenirs, home goods and perfumes were inside the building.
“Over half a million dollars in merchandise -- we have beautiful dresses and T-shirts, you know, everything that you can put on, coats, jackets, sweatshirts, sweatsuits, workout clothes, and it’s all up in flames,” one business owner, identified only as Melanie, said.
Business owners told Local 10 News reporter Annaliese Garcia that it is difficult to watch all of their hard work possibly getting destroyed before their eyes.
“I believe everything is gone because of the water -- it’s a perfume business,” one business owner said.
The cause of the fire is unclear at this time, but firefighters believe it started in the back of the building.