2 suffer serious burns after flames break out inside Miami apartment

MIAMI (WSVN) - A man and a woman have been transported to the hospital after a fire erupted inside of an apartment building in Miami.

City of Miami Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene, located along Northwest 37th Street and Fourth Avenue, at around 6 a.m., Tuesday.

Firefighters located two victims lying on the ground approximately a block away from the building and transported them to the hospital for serious burns.

It remains unknown if the victims live in the apartment building. It’s also unclear how or why they ended up a block away from the scene.

Neighbor Gema Mendoza said she called 911 as soon as she saw the flames.

“I heard somebody screaming, and then, when I saw the window, I saw fire,” said Mendoza. “It was only on the floor, but when I called 911, I saw that all of the building was burning. Oh, my God. I freaked out.”

After the fire was extinguished, the building was left charred in several areas.

A total of five adults and one child have been displaced after the fire.

The American Red Cross later responded to the scene.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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