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Opa-locka warehouse declared under control after flaming for an hour

Blaze rips through Opa-locka industrial park

A large fire ripped through an Opa-locka industrial park on April 3, 2017.
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A large fire ripped through an Opa-locka industrial park on April 3, 2017.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue declared the two-alarm fire that blazed for more than an hour Monday afternoon at an Opa-locka warehouse was under control.

About 25 units — including a foam truck from the nearby Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport — were fighting the fire that started around 4:30 p.m. at the American Fruit & Produce Corporation warehouse, 12805 NW 42nd Ave. A Channel 10 report says several explosions were reported.

The Gratigny Expressway’s LeJeune Road-Douglas Ave. connector exit was closed as was part of Northwest 128th Street. The detours clogged surrounding streets in Opa-locka and Hialeah.

It was not clear Monday night what started the blaze.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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