Electrical Fire Leaves Many Homeless
A fire ripped through a Miramar apartment building on Monday morning that has left two families homeless.
The blaze started in one unit at an apartment complex at the 6300 block of Southwest 27th Avenue at about 9 a.m. The fire then quickly spread to four neighboring apartments in the building.
It took approximately one hour for fire fighters to bring the blaze under control and put it out. According to initial investigations by the Miramar Fire & Rescue, the cause of the fire was most likely accidental and possibly electrical in nature.
No injuries were reported as a result, however, a dog that lived in the unit where the fire started died.
The Miramar Fire Department said in a statement that two units were heavily damaged and the residents will have to find another place to live.
Fires can cause serious destruction whether they happen at home or on the job. Fire can cause loss of property as well as jobs and livelihoods, inflict personal injuries such as burns and even can be the cause of death. Recovery after a fire can be both devastating and time consuming. Fires in the home or apartment can happen for any number of reasons such as:
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Defective appliances
- A natural gas leak
- Flammable objects such as clothing or other combustibles too close to heat sources.
- Negligence when using small, open flame products such as matches and lighters.
- Careless use of candles that are left unattended.
- Smoking cigarettes.
For anyone who has been injured in a fire, recovery in terms of injuries and recovering property loss can be painful, frustrating and time consuming as well. When dealing with the aftermath of a fire, you may need to find another place for you and your family to live, as well as having to take time off of work. If you have been injured, it can take even longer. If you or a loved one has had severe burns as a result of a structure fire, those injuries can take weeks, months or even years to completely heal. Rehabilitation and physical therapy as well as constructive surgery may also be needed. Those expenses can add up and become overwhelming.
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