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Fire Erupts In Hialeah Mattress Business

HIALEAH (CBSMiami) - Firefighters had their hands full battling a raging fire at a Hialeah mattress business.

It happened at Universal Bedding at 860 E 9th Street.

When fire crews arrived, flames were pouring out of the back of the building.

"Had it not been for the prompt response and the actions of the crews on arrival this could have been a lot worse," said Hialeah Fire Lt. Carlos Castellanos.

Firefighters say the flames were contained to an area outside in the back of the business where there were mattresses piled up. CBS4 News spoke to the business owner, he said while there no fire damage inside the store, heavy smoke means he's lost nearly everything inside. He said he has no insurance.

The Domino's pizza business next door to the mattress business also suffered minor damage to the outside of the building.

No one was in the mattress business when the fire broke out. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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