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Car plummets nine stories before bursting into flames in downtown Miami

Heavy smoke billowed from a parking garage as crews worked to extinguish a car fire on Jan. 29, 2019 in downtown Miami after the vehicle plummeted nine floors.
Posted at 5:50 AM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 06:52:45-05

MIAMI — Heavy smoke billowed from a parking garage as crews worked to extinguish a car fire Tuesday in downtown Miami after the vehicle plummeted nine floors.

The fire started in a parking garage that utilizes vehicle elevators to take cars up to parking spaces in the 100 block of Biscayne Blvd., according to Miami Fire Rescue.

For unknown reasons, an unoccupied vehicle broke through a safety gate, fell nine floors down to the bottom elevator shaft and burst into flames, fire officials said.

There were no reported injuries. Neighboring businesses were not affected.

Footage shows heavy smoke billowing from a high-rise building.

Courtesy of our news partner at NBC Miami