Two Burned in Homestead Garage Fire: Officials

The fire was extinguished within 10 minutes.

Two people were transported to the hospital for burns Saturday after a truck they were working on caught fire.

The incident happened at 540 N. Flagler Ave. in Homestead. after the truck caught fire inside of a commercial garage. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Cheif Tom Strobble said the fire was extinguished within 10 minutes.

"When we arrived, there was heavy smoke and heavy flames," he said.

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One victim was flown to a trauma center and the other was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, authorities said. 

Strobble said access to the fire was limited due to a metal door.

"That was our biggest impediment at this point," he said.

Homestead Police and the city's code compliance officers were also on scene.

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