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.READ MORE: Site Of Surfside Condo Collapse To Be Sold To Dubai Developer
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.READ MORE: Report: Three Americans Died Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning At Bahamas Resort
“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.MORE NEWS: Coral Gables resident says city's automatic license plate recognition cameras are a constitutional violation
The name of the victim of that fire has not yet been released.