2 hospitalized after Miami duplex fire

MIAMI (WSVN) - Two men were rushed to the hospital overnight, after a South Florida duplex went up in flames.

Miami Fire Rescue responded to a code one fire at 6301 N.E. 5th Ave. Upon their arrival, firefighters said they found intense flames.

Two men were found inside the duplex, according to officials. They were rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital in serious condition.

One of the victims, Adlet Geneve, said he almost lost his life. “I just came from work, and when I undress to go to sleep, I heard the person say inside the room, ‘Fire, fire, fire,’ and I opened my door and get out,” said Geneve.

His room was left a complete ruin, and he saw the two people transported to the hospital.

“I see the man laid down,” added Geneve. “I see his eyes closed. The old man, I see someone take him and after he stand up and come inside the ambulance.”

The building has been deemed unsafe, due to heavy damage inside. Nearly everything inside was deemed a total loss. “I feel sad because they are my neighbors,” said Geneve. “I feel sad for them.”

The American Red Cross has since arrived to help affected residents in the area.

Fire investigators are now working on determining the cause of the fire.

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