Fire erupts inside quadruplex in northwest Miami-Dade

Four families were displaced Monday after a fire erupted inside a quadruplex in northwest Miami-Dade.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A fire broke out at a quadruplex early Monday morning in northwest Miami-Dade.

Multiple Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units battled the early morning blaze in the area of Northwest Second Avenue and 156th Street that began just before 4:15 a.m.

Residents could be seen sitting outside after they were evacuated from their homes.

One resident told Local 10 News that he woke up, smelled smoke and heard people screaming, “Fire!”

“I was sleeping and I heard somebody call ‘fire!’ but in Creole,” Riverly Dorteny said. “I smell something funny, I get up, I grab my phone and I went outside -- the only thing I was able to get is only these jeans.”

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, firefighters arrived to the area to find heavy smoke coming from one of the apartments in the single-story building.

It took over 15 fire units to get the fire under control and keep it from spreading to nearby homes.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Meanwhile, the Red Cross is now providing assistance to four families that have been displaced.

“I got everything inside,” Dorteny said. “If I (had) lost it all, it’s sad -- it’s really sad.”

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Joseph Ojo joined Local 10 in April 2021. Born and raised in New York City, he previously worked in Buffalo, North Dakota, Fort Myers and Baltimore.