LOUDERHILL, Florida. (TodayNews) — First responders arrived at the scene of a fire with one alarm that broke out at the Swap Shop flea market in Lauderhill on Tuesday morning.
According to the Lauderhill Fire Department, the fire started at approximately 4:30 am when several containers caught fire near a flea market located at 3291 W. Sunrise Blvd.
When the fire crews arrived, they immediately set to work and were able to deal with the flames within 15 minutes. There were no reports of casualties or transport.
Deputy chief Jeff Levy said that when police and security arrived at the scene, they heard explosions.
“Based on what Lauderhill police and security told us, before the firefighters arrived, they heard explosions inside the container,” Levy said. “They eluded the fact that it sounded like fireworks. The business will definitely be a total loss, yes. Inside the Swap Shop flea market.
As firefighters worked to put out the blaze, they said it was too early to determine the exact cause of the blaze.
Business owners have been seen visiting the flea market to assess the damage caused by the fire.
“My store is there. It’s sad because we work so hard,” the woman said.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.
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