MIAMI (CBSMiami) — An afternoon fire forced residents to evacuate an apartment building in Miami on Saturday.READ MORE: Clear Masks Make It Possible For Children To See A Teacher's Facial Expressions At Baptist Health System Learning Centers
It started just before 1:30 p.m. at 1232 N.W. 1st Place.
Miami Fire-Rescue crews arrived to find the blaze coming from a third-story unit as people were exiting the building. Initial reports said people were trapped inside but firefighters discovered everyone was out safely.READ MORE: Gov. Ron DeSantis Taps Doctor, Researcher Joseph Ladapo 'We're Done With Fear' As New Surgeon General
The tenants in the unit told officials they weren’t home when the fire started.
The smoke detector and fire alarm were activated, alerting residents of the emergency.
The fire was brought under control within 10 minutes and the cause is under investigation.MORE NEWS: Should Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo Keep His Job? Survey Sent To Hundreds Of Police Officers
Four families have been displaced from their homes. The Red Cross has joined the effort to assist them.