Firefighters monitor warehouse fire
MIAMI (WSVN) -- More than 24 hours after a fire broke out inside a warehouse, dozens of firefighters are continuing to douse hot spots.
Crews are calling this blaze a stubborn one as firefighters have been at it since 8 a.m Wednesday. Smoke continued to billow out of the warehouse Thursday morning.
Miami Fire Rescue said about 80 firefighters are on the scene, at Northeast Second Avenue and 27th Street. "This is a warehouse that has a very large fire load, has a lot of equipment inside," said Miami Fire Rescue Lieutenant Ignatius Carroll. "The challenges that we're dealing with is that this building has no windows, has a few doors that firefighters are going in there to try to battle this blaze."
Two firefighters were transported from the scene after they were overcome by heat exhaustion and dehydration. They are expected to be OK.
Officials said the warehouse, which is called "The Art of God," houses a studio and art gallery.
Lt. Carroll said no one was inside the building when the fire started. "We have no life hazards in there, so what we're doing is being very cautious with firefighters going inside," he said.
The cause of the fire remains unknown.
Officials urge residents to keep their windows closed to heavy smoke lingering in the area.
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