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Pile of cars goes ablaze at Miami-Dade junkyard

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue extinguished the blaze in Opa-locka on Tuesday morning and said that no injuries were reported. The cars were unoccupied.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue extinguished the blaze in Opa-locka on Tuesday morning and said that no injuries were reported. The cars were unoccupied.

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews extinguished a blaze at a junkyard in Opa-locka on Tuesday morning that had heavy black smoke rising off a pile of about 30 unoccupied cars.

No injuries were reported.

Sky 10 was above the scene at 3380 Northwest 127th Street. County fire officials said they responded at 9:28 a.m.

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“Firefighters quickly began to attack the fire by extending hose lines by 100 feet to reach the fire. Crews also worked to extinguish the fire by spraying water over the multiple vehicles as well as spraying foam from across the canal,” fire officials said in an email.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Authorities said the county’s Department of Environmental Resources Management has been notified of “fuel leaks from the vehicles as a result of the fire affecting the nearby canal.”

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