Massive Fire Burns In Opa-Locka Scrap Yard

A massive fire broke out at an Opa-locka recycling yard on Monday October 14, 2013. (Source: CBS4)
Recycling Plant Fire13 A massive fire broke out at an Opa-locka recycling yard on Monday October 14, 2013. (Source: CBS4)
It sent thick clouds of black smoke into the sky west of Interstate 95.  (Source: CBS4)
Recycling Plant Fire12 It sent thick clouds of black smoke into the sky west of Interstate 95. (Source: CBS4)
Tires and cars were burning at Trademark Metals Recycling, 3440 NW 135th St. (Source: CBS4)
Recycling Plant Fire11 Tires and cars were burning at Trademark Metals Recycling, 3440 NW 135th St. (Source: CBS4)
More than two dozen units working the fire, which involves hundreds of junked cars. (Source: CBS4)
Recycling Plant Fire10 More than two dozen units working the fire, which involves hundreds of junked cars. (Source: CBS4)
When Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue arrived, there was a "large mound” of recycling material on fire. (Source: CBS4)
Recycling Plant Fire09 When Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue arrived, there was a "large mound” of recycling material on fire. (Source: CBS4)
The fire was upgraded to a second alarm.  (Source: CBS4)
Recycling Plant Fire08 The fire was upgraded to a second alarm. (Source: CBS4)
Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue crews attacked the fire from the ground and from above. (Source: CBS4)
Recycling Plant Fire07 Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue crews attacked the fire from the ground and from above. (Source: CBS4)
Firefighters from 28 units were able to contain the fire to one part of the yard.  (Source: CBS4)
Recycling Plant Fire06 Firefighters from 28 units were able to contain the fire to one part of the yard. (Source: CBS4)
The thick, black smoke could be seen for miles. (Source: CBS4)
Recycling Plant Fire05 The thick, black smoke could be seen for miles. (Source: CBS4)
Hazardous materials teams monitored the materials coming out of the fire. (Source: CBS4)
Recycling Plant Fire04 Hazardous materials teams monitored the materials coming out of the fire. (Source: CBS4)
They want to make sure nothing hazardous was being released. (Source: CBS4)
Recycling Plant Fire03 They want to make sure nothing hazardous was being released. (Source: CBS4)
It took about two hours to put the flames out. (Source: CBS4)
Recycling Plant Fire01 It took about two hours to put the flames out. (Source: CBS4)
No word on how it started. (Source: CBS4)
Recycling Plant Fire02 No word on how it started. (Source: CBS4)
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