14 displaced after quadplex catches fire in NE Miami-Dade; no injuries

NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Fourteen people have been displaced after a large fire broke out at a quadplex in Northeast Miami-Dade.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene of the first-alarm blaze near Northeast 118th Terrace and 14th Avenue, at around 5:40 p.m., Saturday.

First responders arrived to find the quadplex fully engulfed in flames.

Cellphone video sent in by a 7News viewer showed flames shooting from the roof of what appears to be the back part of the structure.

Helmet video provided to 7News shows firefighters dashing inside the home one by one, encountering heavy smoke and they doused gallons of water on the inferno.

Meanwhile, more destructive flames could be seen ripping through walls while the victims, including children, watched as their home was destroyed.

Officials said crews were able to get the fire under control after battling the flames for at least two hours.

Cameras captured the quadplex’s charred remains.

​”We thank God that they are still alive, but that’s sad,” said witness Byron Filus.

No injuries were reported.

The American Red Cross responded to the scene and is assisting those displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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