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HIALEAH (CBSMiami) – More than four dozen firefighters battled an early morning warehouse fire in Hialeah.

When firefighters arrived at the Torrente Kitchen and Bath manufacturing facility and warehouse at NW 62nd Street and 37th Avenue, they found flames shooting through the roof and heavy, billowing black smoke.

A second alarm was sounded for more firefighters.

Firefighters used metal cutting saws to get water into the building. Overhead three aerial trucks poured water on to the inferno. It was a purely defensive effort. There was no saving the building. Firefighters said the walls were cracking and the building may collapse.

Fifty firefighters had to battle the howling wind to keep the flames from spreading to surrounding buildings. They were successful in that, but the kitchen and bath manufacturing warehouse was destroyed.

No injuries have been reported.

Torrente Kitchen and Bath has four facilities in Miami-Dade and Broward. The company’s headquarters in Medley would not comment on the dollar loss at their Hialeah facility.

The probe into the cause of the fire continues.


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