As many as 15 people are without a home after a residential building went up in flames late Tuesday night in North Miami Beach.
Crews arrived at the scene near the 2600 block of Northeast 182nd Terrance after the fire was called in just after 10:30 p.m. and spent more than five hours fighting flames.
No injuries were reported.
“I imagine we lost everything,” said Eduardo Altamirano, who salvaged some diapers, his granddaughter's doll, some pills and other odds and ends.
Flames burst out for a second time about an hour after being put out, forcing firefighters to return.
“It’s not unheard of, especially when you have multiple void spots, which is multiple hidden areas that we have a hard time accessing,” Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Christopher True said.
Fire rescue investigators have not released any information on what caused the fire to start, but four families have reportedly been displaced.
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