Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews are working to extinguish a massive fire Sunday at a renewable energy facility in Doral.
Over 50 MDFR units responded to the fire at around 2:18 p.m. at a renewable energy facility located near Northwest 70 Street and Northwest 97 Avenue.
Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy black smoke and fire coming from the structure, according to MDFR.
Units remain on scene as firefighters continue to conduct a defensive attack in order to extinguish the fire and place it under control.
A Doral resident, Diego Godoy, says this situation is concerning for the community.
“It’s concerning. A hazard for residents living in Doral due to the fact that you don’t know if that could explode one day,” Godoy said. “Right now, it didn’t happen, but we got houses, schools, everything is near this place so it could be hazardous for the residents.”
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava issued the following statement to alert the community:
“I’ve been fully briefed by our fire, police, and solid waste staff on the fire occurring at the county waste-to-energy facility. Both our Miami-Dade Fire and Miami-Dade Police staff have responded to the blaze and will continue to monitor the situation over the coming hours.”
The formal name of this facility is Miami Dade County Resources Recovery facility, it is operated by Covanta Energy through a contractual agreement with the County, according to a Covanta Energy statement.