NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters worked to extinguish a warehouse fire in Northeast Miami-Dade.
7SkyForce hovered over the scene along Northeast 15th Court and 205th Street, just before 6 a.m., Wednesday.
“About 6 a.m., we got a call about a warehouse fire,” said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Battalion Chief George May. “Upon arrival, we opened it up, we realized it was pretty advanced and been burning for a long time. Crews from multiple stations made a push into the fire, but the roof was compromised, so we had to back out. We made a defensive after that.”
A person renting one of the units said there were workers on the property who locked up just after 10 p.m. the night before.
Business owners stood nearby and watched as firefighters worked.
“It’s a terrible thing to see all your merchandise and livelihood go up in flames,” said Melanie Dayan.
“It is shocking. That’s my business,” said business owner Daniel Elyakim. “That’s the business I live on. Until we probably assess the damage I believe everything is gone.”
Dayan said despite her business catching fire, she’s grateful no one was hurt and wants to thank the firefighters who worked tirelessly to help.
“They put their lives on the line, and we’re blessed to have them,” she said. “They’re doing an amazing job. Thank them.”
Nearby properties were being monitored, as they were at risk of being affected by the fire.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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