Crews respond to fire at building near Miami International Airport – NBC 6 South Florida

A firefighter was injured as crews battled a third-alarm fire at a building near Miami International Airport on Friday.

The fire broke out around 10:30 a.m. at the three-story building in the 6500 block of Northwest 36th Street, across the street from the airport.

Aerial footage from Chopper 6 showed smoke coming from the building as several Miami-Dade fire crews responded.

Authorities said they were working to put out the fire and several patients were being evaluated at the scene. A firefighter was reportedly injured.

More than 30 emergency vehicles responded to the scene, including motor trucks, ambulances and others.

The building would be a training center for pilots.

Jimmy Patronis, Florida's chief financial officer, published an article about the incident on X.

“Terrible situation in Miami today. I have been in contact with local authorities and fire investigators from my office are on their way to the scene to assist @MiamiDadeFire with the fire investigation,” Patronis posted . “Please join me in praying for those injured in this unfortunate incident.”

No further information was immediately known.

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