Homestead - South Dade

Man dies when house goes up in flames; police investigating

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Police and fire inspectors are investigating after a house fire in Southwest Miami-Dade left a man dead Thursday afternoon, according to police.

The fire broke out just after 3 p.m. Thursday in a single-family home, 26222 SW 127 Pl.

When firefighters and police arrived they found an “unresponsive man” inside.

Edward Velez Jr., 32, was airlifted to Kendall Regional Trauma Center where he died.

No one else was inside the home, police said.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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