Medley -- Black smoke rose from the Florida Power and Lights Power Plant when a fire sparked yesterday.
Miami-Dade Fire Department said that a transformer caught fire, prompting a massive blaze yesterday at 4pm. Crews were able to quickly contain the fire thanks to FPL.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said that this fire presented extra challenges, "The challenges are the electrical component. Obviously, it's not something small. It is a big area to cover and dealing with the transformer itself with the fuel involved, it can complicate things, but fortunately, we had a nice, coordinated, professional plan of attack with Florida Power and Light."
FPL spokeswoman Marie Bertot said that the fire interrupted power for 10,700 customers, but was restored by 7:30pm. "At this time, it's under investigation. I don't have the cause," said Bertot.
People nearby said they heard a boom. "All of a sudden the lights started flickering and then it went off," said Gigi Monasterio, a nearby employee.
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