MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tragedy in a Homestead neighborhood after a fire tears through a family’s home, leaving one dead.
“It’s so quiet over here. Sometimes it’s so quiet you have to go outside and look to make sure what’s going on,” said Willie Robinson.
But when Robinson walked outside Tuesday afternoon, it was clear to him something was wrong.
Crews responded to a house fire along NW 18th St. in Homestead just after 1 p.m.
Firefighters were able to get the fire under control but did confirm that a person inside did not survive.
Neighbor Sandra Nesbitt said she’s there to offer help and support to the victim’s family in any way she can.
“The outpour will be amazing. He has always been there for the community. I know everyone is going to wrap their arms around him,” Nesbitt said.
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Because someone died, the Miami-Dade Police Department’s homicide unit is also investigating.
The cause of the fire is still not known.
“It’s heartbreaking when it hits close to home,” Nesbitt said.
The name of the victim of that fire has not yet been released.