A fire in a two-story Little Havana home left 11 people and at least two dogs displaced Wednesday, according to Miami Fire Rescue.
Miami Fire Rescue responded to reports of a fire at 2014 NW Fifth St. just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Capt. Ignatius Carroll, a spokesman for Miami Fire Rescue, said a resident flagged down officers in the area, who helped remove two dogs from the home.
Firefighters had a hard time because most of the windows and patio doors had storm shutters, Carroll said. Finally, firefighters found the fire’s source in the first floor living room area and extinguished the blaze before it could spread to the second floor.
“There was significant fire damage on the first floor,” he said.
The house is separated into two units with a family of seven ( three adults and four children) on one side, and a family of four, three adults and an 11-year-boy, on the other side.
The family of seven was not home at the time of the fire. Carroll said it was not clear what caused the fire