Puppies rescued from fire that engulfed Hialeah home

Miguel Villavicencio is thankful that his family and pets are safe, but his home was destroyed in the blaze Monday.

HIALEAH, Fla. – A crate of puppies was rescued from a home that was ravaged by flames Monday morning.

No injuries were reported from the fire in the 3700 block of East 10th Avenue in Hialeah, but it left significant damage.

Sky 10 flew over the scene as crews put out the blaze.

The homeowner believes it was battery-operated construction equipment that caught fire after the family left their house. The cause is still under investigation.

Miguel Villavicencio says his neighbors heard an explosion right before they saw flames.

Villavicencio said he was at the bank, and his wife and daughter were Christmas shopping, but his pets, including five puppies, were behind the home when the fire started.

Villavicencio is thankful, saying everything destroyed can be replaced.

But he did say that he doesn’t have home insurance because he simply could not afford it.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the family. Click here to access it and to donate.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but a crate of dogs was saved from the blaze that fully engulfed a home.

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Christian De La Rosa joined Local 10 News in April 2017 after spending time as a reporter and anchor in Atlanta, San Diego, Orlando and Panama City Beach.