MIAMI BEACH (CBS4) – An overnight fire gutted a vacant building on Miami Beach. Now fire investigators are looking to see if it was intentionally set.

Miami Beach Fire department spokesman support services Chief Javier Otero said they received a call around 12:20 a.m. of smoke and flames coming from a building at 318 20th Street.

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Because of the fire’s intensity, fire fighters were unable to attack it from inside the building. Instead they used water cannons on cranes to attack it from above. As a precaution a nearby building was evacuated. By 2:30 a.m., Otero said they had the main body of the fire out.

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Otero said they’ve launched an investigation into the cause of the fire and if it is related to another vacant building that went up in flames last week; that building is just two blocks away from the one destroyed on Monday.