Broward County

Firefighters use canal water to douse two-alarm warehouse fire

Scene near a large warehouse fire at 6681 NW 17th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, January 18, 2016.
Scene near a large warehouse fire at 6681 NW 17th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, January 18, 2016. dsantiago@elnuevoherald.com

A warehouse fire grew so great on Wednesday afternoon that Fort Lauderdale firefighters used water from a nearby canal to douse the flames.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to the two-alarm fire in the 6600 block of Northwest 17th Avenue around 9 a.m. The nearby area was under voluntary evacuation until 3 p.m., when officials opened up all but the closest half block.

One firefighter was sent to Holy Cross Hospital with injuries.

Alex Harris: 305-376-5005, @harrisalexc

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