Scrap yard fire sends plumes of black smoke to Northwest Miami-Dade sky

10/14/2013 11:37 AM

10/14/2013 6:39 PM

A massive fire at an Opa-locka recycling yard on Monday morning sent thick clouds of black smoke into the sky west of Interstate 95.

Tires and cars burned at Trademark Metals Recycling, 3440 NW 135th St.

More than two dozen units worked the fire, which involved hundreds of junked cars.

Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue was dispatched just before 10 a.m. Monday and arrived to “a large mound” of recycling material on fire, spokeswoman Michelle Fayed said.

The fire was upgraded to a second alarm.

“It will be an extended operation,” Fayed said.

The Miami-Dade hazmat team also monitored the situation.

No one was reported injured.

Join the Discussion

Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service