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3 Apr, 2017 21:06

Exploding tractor-trailers spread huge warehouse fire near Miami

Exploding tractor-trailers spread huge warehouse fire near Miami

Black smoke poured out over a warehouse in Opa-locka, Florida, where a dozen exploding tractor-trailers led to a massive two-alarm fire. It took nearly an hour for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue to gain control of the blaze.

Several tractor-trailers were burning at American Fruit & Produce, which was evacuated, according to WPLG. The local station counted at least 12 tractor-trailers at South Gold Crop. in flames.

Opa-locka airport closed two runways due to the thick, black smoke, WPLG reported. Vehicle traffic was also being diverted.

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department confirmed the fire's two-alarm status on Twitter shortly after 5:00pm Eastern time, and by 5:45pm they confirmed the fire was under control.

There is no word on the cause or number of injuries.