WEST PARK, FLA. (WSVN) - Crews worked to put out fierce flames after a fire broke out inside a home in West Park and left a gaping hole in the roof.

The blaze ignited in a residence on Southwest 56th Avenue and Miami Gardens Road, Thursday morning.

“It was a shock,” said Charles Joseph, a nearby neighbor.

Cellphone video captured flames shooting through the home’s roof.

“When we came out, the flames were already coming out of the roof,” said Joseph.

Broward County Fire Rescue and Broward Sheriff’s Office units responded to the scene at around 4:15 a.m. They worked together to extinguish the flames.

Joseph said the elderly man who lived there passed away in late November.

7SkyForce captured footage of the damage. In addition to the large hole in the roof, a back room of the house was completely demolished.

The home was abandoned, so no one was inside when the fire broke out.

What sparked the fire is still under investigation.

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