2 Dead, 3 Hurt After Reported Explosion, Massive Fire at Medley Business
( NBC )
Two people were killed and three others were injured after a reported explosion and massive fire that engulfed several vehicles and buildings at a Medley business Tuesday morning.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said crews responded to a reported explosion at the business in the 11300 block of Northwest S. River Drive around 8:30 a.m.
A nearby camera captured a massive ball of fire rising into the air from the business.
Chopper footage showed heavy black smoke and flames pouring out of multiple structures and vehicles at the scene.
The fire seemed to be contained to one business, but several cars appeared to be destroyed as crews worked to extinguish the flames.
The fire was put out by around 10 a.m.
Footage showed two bodies covered by yellow tarps at the scene. Miami-Dade Police officials confirmed a death investigation was underway.
Fire rescue officials confirmed there were five patients. Two were taken to a local trauma center, one by air and the other by ground, and a third person was treated at the scene.