Miami Apartment Fire Leaves 16 Homeless

A tow truck driver working in the area said he spotted smoke and stopped in front of the building.


MIAMI --

Fire forced 16 people out of their Miami apartments on Friday morning.

The blaze started just before 10 a.m. at a building located on Northwest Seventh Avenue in Miami.

A tow truck driver working in the area said he spotted smoke and stopped in front of the building. He said he honked the truck's horn and siren to get the building occupants' attention.

He then jumped out of his truck and began banging on all the doors to get everyone out of the complex on Northwest Seventh Avenue.

Police said 12 adults and four children, including a 10-month-old baby, were evacuated.

The Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents. No one was hurt, police said.