Families left homeless after apartment fire
MIRAMAR, Fla. (WSVN) -- Several families are left without a place to call home after a fierce fire tore their apartment building, Monday morning.
"I was sleeping. They came banging on the door and they got everybody out," said Shantelle Rios. "They just told us, 'Everybody get out, get everything out, there is a fire.'"
Miramar Fire Rescue units arrived on the scene of the fully engulfed building located at 6304 SW 27th Street around 9 a.m.
Officials said the fire started in Apartment A, which is one of the five units. That unit has been completely destroyed. "The fire started on the north side of the building. As far as we know everybody got out OK, there is no injuries, and we have the fire under control at this time," said Miramar Fire Marshal Ross Reger.
Unfortunately, a small dog did not make it out and died due to smoke inhalation. "There was a small dog that died in the fire," said Reger.
The other four units did suffer some damage. The Red Cross appeared on the scene assist all neighbors affected by the fire.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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