A Hollywood home is a total loss after it caught fire on Sunday. Two elderly residents of the home were inside when the fire happened.
Officials said the flames had reached between 10 and 15 feet in height.
“Upon arrival, we noticed police officers were already on scene,” said Andy Garcia of Hollywood Fire Rescue. “As he stated, it was a group effort. He was already trying to pull out some of the residents, as they were trying to escape.”
The incident happened around midnight at North 28th Avenue near Sheridan Street.
“Both residents were inside. One, I believe, suffered some burns and smoke inhalation. Both were transported. They were both inside the structure at the time. The neighbors were knocking on the doors and trying to get them out as we were arriving,” said Garcia.
According to the Hollywood Fire Department, the house is considered a total loss after the blaze burned through the rear of the property.
One of the victims was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s burn unit. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.