Crews battle Northwest Miami-Dade house fire

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Miami-Dade Fire Rescue were on the scene of a house fire in Northwest Miami-Dade.

Crews responded to the home, located near Northwest 83th Street and Ninth Avenue, sometime before 6 a.m., Thursday.

7SKyforce HD flew over the scene, where heavy smoke could be seen billowing from the home.

Neighbors said the residents managed to get out safely and that an unattended candle may be to blame. “It started, from what I can understand, with a curtain from a candle,” said Jerry Taylor, who lives nearby. “I don’t know all the details, but she tried to put it out with water and it just engulfed that much more.”

The home sustained major damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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