Tire shop, home deemed total loss after Hallandale Beach fire
Firefighters rushed to battle a large blaze that broke out Wednesday night at a tire shop in Hallandale Beach.
Authorities said they were called to fight the commercial structure fire at 621 Pembroke Road around 9:45 p.m.
The fire engulfed the tire shop and one home that is located behind it.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Michael Kane said both fires were fought simultaneously.
“You can’t even see because there’s no lights. It’s like a horror movie,” one nearby resident said.
Parts of Pembroke Road were closed as crews battled the flames to the east at Northwest Eighth Avenue and to the west at Northwest Fourth Avenue.
The fire also caused a major power outage in the area.
FPL said a power grid had to be shut down due to the fire and around 1,000 customers were without service.
Power was restored for most people who were affected by early Thursday morning.
Those who live nearby told Local 10 News that they were told the fire was caused by downed power lines.
“A power line fell on a tire store or something,” one resident said.
Kane did say whether a fallen power line caused the fire, but confirmed that a power line fell between the tire shop and the home while crews were battling the blaze, which created safety concerns for the firefighters.
He said FPL was called to the scene and the hazard was mitigated.
According to Kane, both fires were extinguished by 1 a.m. Thursday.
He said about 50 firefighters responded to the scene, including firefighters from Hollywood Fire Rescue.
No injuries were reported, but the business and the home were both deemed total losses.
Kane said the Florida State Fire Marshal will investigate to determine the cause of the fire.