Fire in Miramar apartment building leaves two families homeless

A fire spread through a Miramar apartment building Monday morning, causing serious damage and leaving two families homeless.

The fire started about 9 a.m. in one unit then spread to four neighboring apartments in the building on the 6300 block of Southwest 27th Avenue.

It took firefighters about an hour to put out the flames.

Miramar Fire Rescue believes the cause of the fire was accidental and possibly electrical in nature.

No injuries were reported but a dog that lived in the unit where the fire started died.

Fire rescue said two units were heavily damaged and the residents had to resettle.

Miami Herald news partner CBS4 contributed to this report.

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