SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Fierce flames sparked inside of a two-story home in Southwest Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the second alarm house fire near Southwest 159th Avenue and 42nd Terrace, just before 1 a.m., Saturday.

Crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the residence.

Video showed flames shooting from a second-floor window.

Officials said the blaze was so intense that it was initially too much for first responders to handle.

“We had increased smoke production. The crews on the top floor, which was the second floor, were unable to locate the fire,” said MDFR Battalion Chief Kenneth Wood. “When the smoke production continued to increase, we ended up backing those crews out to make sure for their safety.”

Quick-thinking crews began fighting the flames from outside before they raced back inside the structure and were able to locate the fire through the smoke.

“They put some water on the fire on the second floor. They were able to knock it down, and we were able to redeploy our crew,” said Wood. “Once we regrouped, we got them back to the second floor, they were able to put out the rest of the fire and save the rest of the house.”

There were no reported injuries.

The home is still standing but has been left with visible smoke damage.

Officials said the fire was tough, but their hard work eventually paid off.

“There were a lot of different things in the way, and they were able to make their way through, checking multiple rooms up there,” said Wood. “It was dark. They encountered heavy heat, and at the end of the day, we were able to get the job done and save the rest of the place.”​

Volunteers with the American Red Cross are helping the five people, including children, who were affected by the fire.

The cause remains under investigation.

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