MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Two people were rushed to the hospital early Monday morning after a fire broke out in their northwest Miami-Dade home.
Around 7:45 a.m., neighbors noticed smoke coming from the home at NW 136th Avenue and NW 6th and called 911.
“It looked like the fire had been burning for a little while before anyone noticed it,” said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Mark Chavers.
Miami-Dade police and firefighters rushed to save the two people trapped inside.
“As soon as they opened the door, they had heavy smoke. Miami-Dade police, they tried to make entry, they were pushed back by the smoke. Our guys were able to get in, but obviously zero visibility,” said Chavers.
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Firefighters discovered the two people were trapped in a back bedroom. They were able to pull them out through a window.
“It was a difficult rescue,” said Chavers.
Both of the elderly residents were taken to a hospital as trauma alerts.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.