MIAMI (WSVN) - A house fire in Miami left a family pet dead, Sunday morning.
City of Miami Fire Rescue crews arrived at the scene of the blaze along Northeast 82nd Terrace, near Seventh Avenue, just after 9:30 a.m., to find heavy fire coming from the rear of the home.
Officials had received reports of a person possibly still inside the residence. An elderly man who lives in an efficiency in the rear of the property was found and move to a safe area.
Shortly after extinguishing the fire, firefighters found the family dog unresponsive. Paramedics attempted to revive the dog, but were unsuccessful.
“It was very unfortunate that we had to deliver the bad news that the family pet did not survive,” said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll. “There was extensive fire damage done to the house, and unfortunately they will not be able to stay here.”
The family that lives in that home was at church at the time of the fire, They have decided to stay with other close family members for the time being.
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