Southwest Miami-Dade apartment fire kills 4-month-old boy, great-grandmother
A 4-month-old boy and his great-grandmother died after an apartment set fire in southwest Miami-Dade on Saturday morning.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A 4-month-old boy and his great-grandmother died after an apartment set fire in southwest Miami-Dade early Saturday morning.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue received reports around 3:30 a.m., of a first-alarm fire near the 101500 block of West Circle Plaza in West Perrine.
According to authorities, fire units arrived to find flames coming from a residential structure with multiple occupants trapped inside.
Officials said firefighters were able to put the fire out and the occupants were taken out of the structure.
“They made every best effort to make sure they suppressed the fire, but mainly pull out the three victims and make sure they got transported to the hospital,” said MDFR Division Chief Ralph Baena.
According to MDFR, three patients, one pediatric and two adults were trauma alerts and transported to the Jackson Memorial South Ryder Trauma Center.
Miami-Dade police were also at the scene to assist with the victims.