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Thursday, 23 March 2017 16:52

Miami Auto Body Shop Catches Fire

Written by Paul Scicchitano, Miami Patch

Miami Body Shop Fire 1
Photo courtesy of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

An auto body shop and warehouse in Miami with several vehicles inside caught fire on the morning of March 22.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the two-alarm blaze at 5:22 a.m. The business is located at 5357 NW 35 Ct.


"The warehouse structure had several vehicles inside," Erika Benitez of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue told Patch. "When firefighters arrived, they saw heavy black smoke billowing from the building. They quickly began an attack and shortly after they were able to put the fire under control."


Miami Body Shop Fire 2
Photo courtesy of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue


Benitez said gasoline in the vehicles is always a concern for firefighters in such fires.


"These types of fires are a safety challenge for firefighters," Benitez added. "Thanks to the quick and skilled actions of the fire crews, the structure was saved and there were no injuries reported."


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