Tenants displaced in apartment fire, no injuries
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A raging fire that consumed a second floor apartment Sunday forced the residents of the now charred unit out of their home, officials said.
Fire rescue crews responded to the blaze near Southwest 80th Street and 154th Avenue in Southwest Miami-Dade. According to neighbors, the fire started while a woman was cooking in the kitchen. The flames quickly spread to the living room.
A 14-year-old boy, who lives nearby, said he saw the flames while he was out walking his dog. He said he ran indoors and told his uncle to call 911. "By the time that the actual firefighters answered, it was already flames [everywhere], the windows were falling out," said Felipe Sanchez.
The teen added he was concerned the cause of the fire was electrical. "We were a little scared because we thought that it could have been electrical, and that it could have caught on the car, because there was a car parked right there, and it could have exploded and gotten other cars," said Sanchez.
Neighbors helped two women inside the apartment escape unharmed, and firefighters were able to put out the blaze. Adjoining units suffered light smoke and water damage, but fire rescue officials said they do not believe those residents will be displaced.
No one was hurt. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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