A Miramar family is in shock after flames ripped through their house while they were sleeping early Friday, sending a father to the hospital.
Officials said the fire broke out around 2 a.m. at a home in the 7700 block of Alhambra Boulevard.
Mileidy Nuñez said a stranger knocked on a front window to warn her family, otherwise they’d be dead.
"My brother, I heard him screaming ‘Oh my god,’ and he banged on my door,” Nuñez said.
Nuñez was able to escape along with her brother, teen son and daughter, and a neighbor who lives in an efficiency attached to the home. She said he then heard her father inside screaming.
"My dad, he was stuck,” Nuñez said. “I saw the fire and I got really scared.”
She said she couldn’t reach her father because the fire was too intense, but firefighters pulled him out of the house.
They rushed him to the hospital in critical condition. Nuñez said he suffered smoke inhalation.
"Thank God we were safe, we’re alive because that man, he was driving in the street and he came up to us and he was banging on the window. If not we would’ve all been dead in there,” Nuñez said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.