MIAMI (WSVN) - At least one person was hurt and two families are displaced after a fire erupted inside a Miami duplex.
City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene along Northwest Sixth Avenue and 73rd Street at around 3 a.m., Monday.
7News cameras captured smoke billowing from inside the duplex as firefighters worked to contain the blaze.
“When we arrived, they had flames showing out of the structure, heavy smoke,” Miami Fire Rescue Chief Thomas Parks said. “They went ahead, they made entry, extinguished the fire. Two units are involved in this fire. The one main unit is the root cause of the fire.”
A man could also be seen receiving treatment with an oxygen mask over his face.
He was put in the back of an ambulance and taken to an area hospital in stable condition.
“The individual attempted to put the fire out himself initially,” the fire rescue spokesperson continued. “We advise you not to do that. Always get yourself, your family, your animals out of the house and wait for fire rescue.”
Neighbors in the area had their sleep interrupted by the smoke.
“The smoke woke me up,” said one neighbor. “When the smoke woke me up, I got up, and I heard somebody knocking on the door. I came out, and that’s when the apartment was getting on fire.”
Officials said everybody managed to make it out with no serious injuries.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation but is believed to have originally erupted in the kitchen area.
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