Goods for Haiti destroyed in warehouse fire
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (WSVN) -- Authorities are investigating a fire that broke out in a warehouse and destroyed everything inside, leaving a charred shell of a business.
The fire happened just before 7 p.m. Tuesday at the warehouse along Northwest 21st Avenue and 141st Street. The warehouse owner said he was putting air in a tire when the blaze started. "I was putting air in the tire, I hear the compressor cut off, and when I opened the door, there was already a fire inside," said Jack Labissiere.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived on scene and managed to gain control of the flames fairly quickly. However, crews said, the fire remained active inside the warehouse for quite some time, destroying everything inside. "Lots of things, wood, sewing machine," said Labissiere. "I had lots of stuff inside."
The Fire Marshal and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue are now cleaning up the mess, hauling debris and destroyed goods out of the burned warehouse.
Investigators said the fire does not appear to be suspicious and are trying to determine what ignited the blaze.
No one was injured, and no businesses were affected.
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