Miami-Dade County

An hour and 79 firefighters later, warehouse blaze in Edgewater contained

A fire broke out at an automotive warehouse at 49 NE 22nd St. in Edgewater, near Biscayne Bay, on Friday evening, July 22, 2016. No one was injured, but it took the Miami Department of Fire Rescue more than an hour and 79 firefighters to contain the blaze.
A fire broke out at an automotive warehouse at 49 NE 22nd St. in Edgewater, near Biscayne Bay, on Friday evening, July 22, 2016. No one was injured, but it took the Miami Department of Fire Rescue more than an hour and 79 firefighters to contain the blaze. Courtesy to Miami Herald

A fire broke out at an automotive warehouse in Edgewater, near Biscayne Bay, on Friday evening.

One firefighter was injured, and it took the Miami Department of Fire-Rescue more than an hour and 79 firefighters to contain the blaze, which began around 7 p.m. at the warehouse, 49 NE 22nd St.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they were met with heavy flames burning through the warehouse roof, said Acting Chief Joseph Zahralban. Faced with the risk of a rapidly expanding fire, due to the presence of vehicles and fuel inside the warehouse, firefighters used large diameter hoses to spray water from outside the building, Zahralban said.

No one was believed to be inside the warehouse when the fire broke out. One firefighter sustained second-degree burns on his shoulder, side and leg as he tried to enter the building. The firefighter was treated at Ryder Trauma Center and has since been released, Zahralban said.

By 9:30 p.m., the fire was contained.

According to Miami-Dade property records, the property is owned by 22 CO., a company whose registered agent is Peter Kolb, according to state corporate records.

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