Residents of a Miami Beach apartment building got an unexpected wake up call Friday morning.
Around 2 a.m., a fire broke out in one of the units in the building at 1354 Euclid Avenue.
Arriving firefighters spotted smoke billowing from the windows of a unit on the second floor. All of the building’s residents were safely evacuated and the fire was put out quickly. Firefighters did a check of the unit and found no one inside.
Two of the building’s units have smoke damage.
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One of the building’s residents said he saw man running away from the apartment which had the fire. He added there was an eviction notice on the door.
“I literally walked out of my apartment door and some guy ran out and there was like smoke coming out,” said Pedro Sigala. “I immediately called 911 and just tried to get some stuff out.”
Investigators with the state Fire Marshal’s Office are trying to determine if the fire was intentionally set.
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