LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) - Two people have been transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a house fire in Lauderhill.
Lauderhill Fire Rescue crews responded to the home along Northwest 17th Court and 49th Avenue at around 12:30 p.m., Wednesday.
Cell phone video showed smoke billowing out of the home.
“First responders on the scene found heavy smoke coming from the house that you see behind me,” said Lauderhill Fire Rescue Chief Jerry Gonzalez.
The fire started at the back of the house, possibly the attached shed.
7SkyForce hovered above the scene where firefighters could be seen extinguishing the flames towards the back of the home.
A man who just happened to be driving by stopped to help.
“There’s a smoke, a fire, and somebody yelling they need help, so I just got out there,” he said.
Two people inside the house were transported to a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation. They are expected to be OK.
Another victim was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation but was not transported.
Fire officials said there were also two dogs in the house. One of them did not survive, and the other is still missing.
The American Red Cross is helping the family relocate, but the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
“We’re not sure if it started in the shed, or right inside the home right near the shed, but it did extend into the home as well,” Gonzalez said.
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