By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – One person died and another had to be hospitalized after an early-morning fire engulfed a single-family home in Plantation, early Saturday morning.

Plantation Fire Department officials said the call came in at around 5:30 a.m. to report a fire at a home in the 1000 block of NW 99th Avenue.

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Arriving fire units reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the residence.

Authorities said one victim in the house managed to escape. He was transported to a local hospital and is said to be in stable condition.

Another victim was killed in the fire, officials said.

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Authorities said that the smoke alarm went off and one of the victims tried to rescue the other man, but could not get to him.

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That is when, according to fire officials, he went to his neighbors to call 911.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

CBSMiami.com Team