1 rescued from house fire in Miramar

6 people were inside home at time of fire

House fire along Alhambra Boulevard in Miramar
House fire along Alhambra Boulevard in Miramar (WPLG)

MIRAMAR, Fla. – A Miramar home is a total loss after a fire early Friday morning.

Six people were inside the home that burnt on Alhambra Boulevard.

Miliedy Nunez said someone driving by spotted the flames and then banged on the windows to alert her and others to get out.

“I was all the way in the back where the fire started with my two children sleeping (and) then I heard my brother screaming," Nunez said.

Fire destroys family’s home in Miramar
Fire destroys family’s home in Miramar

She said her 13-year-old and 17-year-old sons, her brother and their neighbor who lives in an attached suite were able to get out.

Once they were out, they realized Nunez’s dad was still inside.

“I was screaming. I was trying to save him. I thought he was going to burn,” Nunez said.

Fire crews rushed in to pull him to safety. The father was then transported to the hospital in critical condition.

“His lungs (are) messed up. They have a lot of smoke in them,” Nunez said.

Fire marshals are investigating what caused the fire. The American Red Cross was called in to assist those affected.

“Thank God we were safe, alive because that man driving on the street that came up to us banging on the window. If not, we would all be dead,” Nunez said. “We are homeless, basically. We don’t have anything right now.”

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