Mauricio Maldonado

/ CBS Miami

Firefighters battle blaze at Opa-locka recycling center

Firefighters battle blaze at Opa-locka recycling center


MIAMI – Several Miami-Dade fire engines responded to a first-alarm fire at an Opa-locka recycling plant Friday afternoon. 

The call came in shortly before 3:30 p.m. at the recycling center located in the 3400 block of 135th Street. 

Heavy black smoke could be seen for miles as Chopper 4 images showed firefighters battling the blaze. 

The heavy smoke emanated from a large pile of twisted metal and old tires. 

There were no reported injuries. 

Mauricio Maldonado


Mauricio has been a digital journalist in the South Florida area since 1997.

In all that time, he has focused on writing mostly breaking local news. Everything from baby ducks stuck in a drain to the hard-hitting news you enjoy reading about.

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