Car catches fire outside northwest Miami-Dade County home

Police investigate after car crashes, burns on Northwest 133rd Street

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor, Madeleine Wright - Reporter

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A car caught fire after a crash early Tuesday outside a northwest Miami-Dade County home.

The car caught fire in front of a house on Northwest 133rd Street near Northwest 19th Avenue sometime after 4 a.m.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Kirsten Miller said nobody was inside the car when firefighters arrived.

Firefighters extinguished the flames, but at one point the car reignited.

The burning car left a nearby power pole charred. A flatbed truck eventually towed the car away.

Neighbors told Local 10 News they heard strange sounds while the car was burning.

"It was a very scary -- a very scary -- sound," neighbor Queen Evans said. "We didn't know if somebody was banging on the back door or what, but it was very scary. Very loud."

Detective Angel Rodriguez said the popping sounds coming from the fire could have been items left inside the car or the tires popping in the intense heat.

The mailbox and fence outside the home were covered in soot.

Rodriguez said nobody was hurt.

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