Around 11 am Oakland Park residents were shocked and concerned as large plumes of black smoke hovered over the city. Many took to online sites such as Facebook, The Ring, and Nextdoor apps to determine the cause.
Oakland Park Fire Rescue responded to the large fire located at a warehouse business located at 4201 NE 6th Ave. Over 100 firefighters responded, some from neighboring cities, such as Fort Lauderdale.
The warehouse that caught fire was occupied a styrofoam manufacturer. Many witnesses claimed to hear explosions followed by an immediate power outage. Thankfully no injuries were reported, but extensive damage to the building did occur.