MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami Gardens family said their home is destroyed after a fire swept through it.
Three adults live in the home at 17140 NW 12th Avenue and two children, ages six and five months, were visiting.READ MORE: Facing South Florida: 1-On-1 With Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava
The woman said she was sleeping in her room when her son yelled out something was on fire. She said she jumped up, saw the fire, and then ran out of the house to a neighbor to have them call 911.
“My son was still trying to put the fire out but it was too much, it was too big. I yelled for him to come out, come out, come out, and everything is gone. It’s ruined. We have nothing left,” she said.
“If we were in a deep sleep it could have been much worse, thank God,” she added.READ MORE: Miami Gardens Faith Leaders, Officials & Community Members Come Together To Remember Lives Lost To Gun Violence
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A neighbor said she was told a child could be responsible for starting the fire.
“Just a kid playing with a lighter or matches, one or the other, just a kid,” she said.MORE NEWS: Orange County Officials Searching For 19-Year-Old Miya Marcano
There were no working smoke detectors in the home. The woman who lives there said she hopes this is a good reminder to everyone to make sure they have working smoke detectors in their homes.