Firefighters extinguish large junkyard fire in Medley

MEDLEY, FLA. (WSVN) - Firefighters have extinguished a large fire that engulfed a junkyard in Medley.

Dozens of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene along Northwest 87th Avenue and 74th Street at approximately 10:30 a.m., Wednesday.

7SkyForce HD hovered above the scene where heavy, dark plumes of smoke could be seen billowing from the scene.

Officials said tires and other flammable objects caught on fire before spreading to a storage structure.

Multiple cars caught fire and part of the structure’s roof collapsed.

More than 16 units responded to the scene to try and put out the fire.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital but is expected to be OK.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and it’s unclear if anybody else was hurt.

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