Almost 30 Firefighters Battled Northwest Miami House Fire: Authorities

The American Red Cross is expected to provide assistance to those affected.

By Karen Franklin
|  Sunday, Nov 4, 2012  |  Updated 8:52 AM EDT
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The fire started in a yard located on the 5700 block of Northwest 5th Court.

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As many as 30 firefighters and eight fire trucks were at the scene of a house fire Saturday afternoon after a fire broke out in the backyard of a two-story Miami house, authorities said.

City of Miami Fire was alerted to the incident after neighbors called complaining of flames in a yard located on the 5700 block of Northwest 5th Court. Miami Fire spokesman Iggy Carroll Jr. said a grandfather and two other men were pulled out of the fire.

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One firefighter sustained burns in the fire, but was not transported to a hospital. Carroll Jr. told NBC 6 South Florida that the fire, which produced heavy flames and smoke, was a challenge to access.

The fire caused damage to the neighboring home and displaced five adults and a 3-year-old child.

The American Red Cross is will provide assistance.

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