Man Dies After House Fire in Southwest Miami-Dade

A man and a dog died after a fire swept through a home in southwest Miami-Dade Thursday afternoon.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the home in the 26200 block of Southwest 127th Place around 3:20 p.m.

Once inside, they found the man unresponsive inside. He was airlifted to Kendall Regional Trauma Center where he later died.

Police later identified his as 32-year-old Edward Velez Jr.

Fire officials said a dog also died in the fire.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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