Cars scorched in fire at Miami auto shop

2 people sleeping on property at time not hurt

By Ian Margol - Reporter

MIAMI - Several cars were scorched in an early morning fire at a Miami auto shop.

The fire started about 3 a.m. Friday on Northwest 26th Avenue near Northwest 21st Street.

It took firefighters about an hour to get the flames under control. They kept putting water on hot spots and smoldering cars until about 5 a.m.

Miami Department of Fire-Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said the cars were either being repaired or used for spare parts.

Cars crowding the lot blocked firefighters from getting to the flames initially.

The owner told Local 10 News he believes the fire started in a painting area and quickly spread.

Three dogs that firefighters believe were being used for security got out safely.

Two people who were living on the property were also unharmed. One of them slept through the entire ordeal.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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