Explosion reported at FPL substation in Miami-Dade County

FPL says no injuries reported


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – An explosion was reported Tuesday afternoon at a Florida Power & Light substation in west Miami-Dade County.

Sky 10 was flying above the substation near Northwest 64th Street and Northwest 72nd Avenue as flames and thick smoke could be seen coming from a transformer grid.

About 10,000 FPL customers were initially without power, but only 3,500 customers are still without service, FPL spokesman Chris McGrath said.

McGrath said no injuries were reported.

People in the area reported hearing an explosion moments before seeing the smoke and flames, but McGrath said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Firefighters are using a ladder truck to douse the flames.

"We are working as hard as we can safely and as quickly as we possibly can to get the lights back on," McGrath said.

Traffic in the area is being detoured.

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