By Brooke Shafer

Miami (CBS Miami) — Multiple people are displaced after a fire destroyed their rental multi-unit home in northeast Miami-Dade.

The fire first erupted in the building on the corner of Northeast 182nd Terrace and 25th Place around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. The flames then re-ignited Wednesday around 5:45 a.m. after firefighters had cleared the scene and as displaced families gathered their belongings.

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“There was smoke everywhere,” said Eduardo Antamirano, who lived in one of the units. “It’s devastating, really devastating. Because I think I lost everything.”

Antamirano told CBS4 he was able to get out safely along with his wife, son, daughter, and 2-year-old granddaughter. He said seven people lived in the multi-unit building.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Christopher True said the layout of the house made the fire difficult to fight.

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“Due to the layout of the house. There were multiple roofs. There was damage to previous roofs and they just built on top of it. So, that made it a little more difficult,” Chief True said on Wednesday morning.

He added the first fire started in a kitchen and the second fire appeared to come from a back bedroom.

Antamarino said the building’s landlord is helping the displaced people find a new home.

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The cause of the fires is under investigation.