Fire Burns At Miami-Dade Classic Car Dealership

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

A fire erupted early Monday at a classic car dealership in northwest Miami-Dade.

The blaze caused an estimated $30,000 to $40,000 worth of damage.

Flames could be seen shooting out of the roof of Ted Vernon's Specialty Automobiles on Northwest Seventh Avenue.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said a 30-foot recreational vehicle and a sedan caught fire. 

Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames. The RV was destroyed, but the sedan may be salvageable for parts.

"The numerous vehicles in the back, they are, you know, up against each other," Battalion Chief Raied Jadallah said. "Basically, it was -- we were having a hard time maneuvering in the back with our gear and air tanks, but once we got back there, we started putting the fire out."

A fire destroyed nearly two dozen classic cars at the same dealership in 2014.

The cause of Monday's fire is believed to be an electrical overload of the RV.

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