MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - Firefighters worked to put out a house fire in Miramar.
Miramar Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene along Southwest 24th Street and 18th Avenue at around noon, Tuesday.
7SkyForce HD hovered over the scene where heavy smoke and flames could be seen coming out of the burned roof of the two-story home.
“Upon arrival, the first crew and engineer were from 100, and they encountered active flames and heavy smoke coming out of the home,” said firefighter Tara Smith.
The home was undergoing a complete renovation, so the family is not living there. However, a worker was inside when the fire broke out.
That worker was able to call fire rescue and get out in time.
“After about 15 minutes, the roof did collapse,” Smith said. “It did not entrap anyone, but at that point they moved to defensive, and we also called in Pines for mutual aid, to assist to get another ladder in the air.”
Several dozen firefighters from Miramar and Pembroke Pines worked to put out the fire and make sure it didn’t spread to nearby homes.
It took them an hour to extinguish the flames.
“A little smoke, yeah, that’s when we went outside, but everything seemed to be under control,” said neighbor Brandon Hudson.
“There were no injuries, and it did not affect any of the adjacent buildings,” Smith said. “At this time, the state fire marshal is on his way to investigate the actual cause of the fire.”
Because the family of the house that was on fire was not living inside the home at the time the flames broke out, they do not have to relocate.
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