Miami Apartment Building Goes Up In Flames

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Building Fire01
Flames can be seen pouring out of the windows of a Little Havana apartment building on May 5, 2011. (CBS4)
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Building Fire02
Before firefighters arrived, the flames were intense. (CBS4)
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Building Fire03
Thick, black smoke also poured from the windows. (CBS4)
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Building Fire04
For several moments, there was nothing anybody could do but watch the building burn. (CBS4)
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Building Fire06
At one point, the flames licked around the edges of a doorway. (CBS4)
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Building Fire07
The raging fire melted the windows and frames and billowed out. (CBS4)
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Building Fire09
Soon, City of Miami firefighters arrived on scene. (CBS4)
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Building Fire10
They were quick to roll out their hoses and begin dousing the flames (CBS4)
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Building Fire11
Up the stairwell they went, with water hoses pointed intensely through the window. (CBS4)
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Building Fire12
It didn't take long for firefighters to gain control of the fire. (CBS4)
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Building Fire13
But they still had to get inside so one firefighter carefully checked the door before opening it. (CBS4)
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Building Fire15
Slowly he opened it as other firefighters doused the flames on the other side of the door. (CBS4)
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Building Fire16
The white smoke billowing from the building means firefighters are getting the upper hand. (CBS4)
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Building Fire17
But then a small problem, the intense flames leapt over to an open window of a neighboring building and began to smolder on the window sill. (CBS4)
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Building Fire18
Firefighters attacking the much larger fire were seemingly unaware the flames had spread to the neighboring building. (CBS4)
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Building Fire19
Once alerted to the situation, firefighters inside the burning building turned their attention to the smaller building and trained their hoses at the window sill. (CBS4)
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