Fire Forces Evacuation Of 2 Apartment Buildings In Miami

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

An early Thursday morning house fire has left four people homeless and led to the evacuations of two nearby apartment buildings in Miami.

Miami firefighters were dispatched to a house fire at 1730 NW 16th St. just after 2 a.m.

Authorities said four adults were sleeping when the fire started and someone who lives in the home heard an explosion. 

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy flames and smoke coming from behind the house and saw several people running out.

Firefighters had to maneuver past burning cars to get to the house.

Florida Power & Light had to shut off electricity to the block to prevent firefighters from getting electrocuted or causing any additional fires. Some power lines were sparking during the firefight.

Firefighters searched and were able to rescue the family dog, but other family pets like birds and a snake didn't make it out.

As a precaution, two nearby apartment buildings were evacuated.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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