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House fire in Miami: 65-year-old resident seriously injured, family of four displaced – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

MIAMI (WSVN) – The City of Miami Fire Department responded to a serious house fire that left a 65-year-old man seriously injured and a family of four displaced.

The fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. Thursday in the 3000 block of Northwest 16th Street in a single-story home. When firefighters arrived, they found smoke coming from the home and residents of the home reported that a family member was trapped inside.

Officials said the family member trapped inside was a 65-year-old man who was found on the floor at the back of the home. According to Sanchez, he was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital with first and second degree burns covering over 30% of his body.

“During this time, two Miami Police officers heroically entered the building and also attempted to assist the family,” said Miami Fire Public Information Officer Lieutenant Pete Sanchez. “We also had a firefighter from Miami who is also being evaluated at the hospital because he was the first firefighter to arrive on the scene and there was a lot of additional work to try to get this victim out quickly and safely before he got any worse went.”

The officers were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for smoke inhalation; Both were reportedly in stable condition. The firefighter was also taken to hospital for further examination.

The fire was extinguished within minutes, but not before the interior of the home was severely damaged. Photos from inside showed charred ceilings and walls and burnt furniture.

American Red Cross officials were called when a family of four was displaced following the fire.

According to Sanchez, the Miami Fire Investigation Unit was called to determine the origin and cause of the fire.

Please check back with WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.

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