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Crews Extinguishing Recycling Plant Fire Near Miami International Airport

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    Crews Fighting Recycling Plant Fire in Miami

    NBC 6's Arlene Borenstein has the latest as crews have been at the scene for more than half a day near Miami International Airport.

    (Published Friday, July 20, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Miami-Dade Fire Rescue members arrived at the building located at 3700 Northwest River Drive just before 9 p.m. on Thursday.

    • No one was injured and crews were able to get the blaze under control, but were still at the scene throughout the night and into the morning

    Crews continue working Friday morning to put out a fire that broke out inside of a recycling plant near Miami International Airport.

    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue members arrived at the building located at 3700 Northwest River Drive just before 9 p.m. on Thursday – finding heavy smoke and flames coming from inside and through the roof.

    No one was injured and crews were able to get the blaze under control, but were still at the scene throughout the night and into the morning working to finish putting out hot spots as smoke could still be seen coming from the area.

    MDFR crews are working with the Coast Guard and the EPA over concerns about what was inside the building flowing into the Miami River as a result of the fire and the efforts to put it out.

    Officials say the airport is not impacted and no streets are closed at this time, but drivers are advised to seek alternate routes through the morning while those living in the area are advised to stay indoors and avoid opening windows.

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