Lt. Arnold Piedrahita
A 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.
Five, 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.
Memorial 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.
A 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.
The 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.