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Published on May 15, 2024
Miami-Dade Firefighters Swiftly Extinguish Raging Garbage Truck Fire in Southwest Miami-DadeSource: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

Flames tore through a garbage truck in Southwest Miami-Dade on Tuesday, prompting firefighters to hustle to the scene to douse the blaze before it could wreak havoc in the residential neighborhood.

The fire erupted in the early hours near the crossroads of Southwest 157th Court and 139th Street, the inferno consuming the vehicle and threatening to spread further, despite this, no injuries were reported as firefighters managed to suffocate the flames rapidly, leaving the truck charred and in ruins, as per Local 10 News.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the crew arrived on the scene just before 8 a.m. to encounter the garbage truck fully engulfed but were able to extinguish the fire quickly using hose lines, mitigating the risk to the surrounding area.

The cause of the fire remains a mystery, both Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and local authorities are digging into the matter, as of now, no link to foul play has been established at the moment and the investigation continues, with more information to follow as officials peel back the layers of this incident. Details surrounding the fire's origin and potential triggers are still under the magnifying glass, no one thankfully was harmed during the incident.

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