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Rain Lends Relief In West Miami-Dade Brush FireA West Miami-Dade brush fire that began burning three days ago is now three quarters of the way contained, thanks in part to Tuesday's rain.
MIA Firefighters Demonstrate Skills After San Francisco Crash and FireFive, big Miami-Dade foam pumper trucks gushed thousands of gallons of fire retardant chemical on an imaginary burning airliner Monday afternoon in a training area in the middle of the airport. Television news crews, invited to witness the event, rolled as the trucks pressed closer and closer to the "burning aircraft" applying the flame smothering foam.
Boating Safety A Priority Heading Into Memorial Day WeekendMemorial Day in South Florida usually means a big boating weekend on the water, if the weather cooperates, and that means heavy enforcement on the high seas for boating safety.
Fire Engulfs NW Miami-Dade HomeA South Florida house that had stood since the early part of the last century was destroyed after a Friday morning fire torched the all wood home in NW Miami-Dade County.
Improperly Stored Chemicals Fueled Fire In NW Miami-DadeThe owners of a paint and body shop destroyed when fire raced through a small block of North Miami-Dade businesses Wednesday have been blamed for helping to start the blaze by allegedly improperly storing chemicals. Officially, investigators have ruled the cause an accident.