Firefighters extinguish fire in Kendall strip mall

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Firefighters have extinguished a fire that broke out at a Southwest Miami-Dade business.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the Palms at Town & Country Mall in Kendall, just before 5 a.m., Wednesday.

The fire broke out at the Family Dental office in the mall at 8226 Mills Drive.

7SkyForce HD hovered over the scene where firefighters could be seen wrapping up their hoses after tackling the fire. They said it took them nearly 30 minutes to put it out.

7News spoke with Cecille Sanchez, the office manager, who said she received the scary call, but she is grateful it was not worse.

“Right now, we’re very relieved ’cause it’s just property,” she said. “Even though, you know, this is where you work and all of that, but we’re grateful that it wasn’t anything major.”

No injuries were reported.

“Most of the damage is here in the mansard, in the front of the building underneath and up on the roof,” said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Capt. Ricky Rosario, “but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.”

Water could be seen dripping from the building. Damage could also be seen on the roof of the building.

The damages are estimated to be worth between $5,000 to $8,000.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. It may be possible that severe lightning storms in the area the night before had something to do with the fire.

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