Officials: Brickell City Centre fire began on artificial turf; no one hurt

ATF agents on scene investigating

MIAMI – Miami Fire Rescue crews responded to a fire at the Brickell City Centre mall Thursday afternoon.

Images and video from social media showed black smoke billowing from the eastern section of the building facing Southwest Eighth Street.

Crews were dispatched to the plaza just before 3 p.m. as people in the downtown area reported seeing smoke.

Fire officials at the scene said the fire started on artificial turf blanketing an overhang at the building’s East Hotel. The thick, black smoke made it hard for them to determine where the fire was coming from.

Parts of the building were evacuated, officials said. People in areas of the building not in danger were ordered to shelter in place.

There were no reports of any injuries.

After firefighters put out the fire, workers were seen cleaning up damage. Officials from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives later arrived on the scene.

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