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Published on April 20, 2024
14 Displaced by Apartment Building Fire in Miami's Little Havana as Investigation Gets UnderwaySource: Google Street View

A blaze ravaged an apartment building in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood, displacing 14 people, as Miami Fire Rescue officials reported.

The fire, which ignited early Saturday morning at 921 SW 7th Street, forced residents, including a child and multiple pets to flee their homes for safety. According to Lt. Pete Sanchez, a spokesperson for the Miami Fire Rescue, the building was engulfed in "heavy smoke and flames," on both the second and third floors when crews arrived, as Local 10 News detailed. One individual sustained minor injuries during the incident.

An aggressive fire attack strategy, detailed by Miami Fire, allowed first responders to contain the fire within approximately 10 minutes. Firefighters successfully prevented the fire from causing more widespread damage and most importantly, there were no serious injuries reported. They promptly treated one person for minor burns, and The Red Cross was on-site providing aid to those affected, as per a statement given to NBC Miami.

The Miami Fire Investigations Unit is currently probing into the fire's origin and cause, while the City of Miami Building Department is also assessing the structural integrity post-blaze. Officials have yet to release any conclusions regarding how the fire started, keeping close tabs on the unfolding investigation.

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