Miami firefighters responded to three house fires Wednesday.
At 12:15 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to 58300 East 80 Road in response to a 911 call of a structure fire.
Upon arrival firefighters found heavy smoke and fire showing from the entire structure, according to Lt. William Turley. Turley said the entire structure was engulfed, causing approximately $70,000 in property damage and $20,000 in damage to the contents of the home.
“We were unable to determine the cause of the fire and no one was home,” Turley said.
Firefighters were at the scene until 3 a.m.
At 3:25 a.m., as firefighters were returning to the station from the previous structure fire, they noticed heavy smoke in the northeast section of Miami.
“We followed the smoke and found a structure fire at 102 B Street NE with flames and heavy smoke coming out of a dormer opening,” Turley said. “Two female occupants were standing near the front door.”
Turley said the fire was contained within the attic of the house and extinguished after about one and a half hours. No injuries were reported.
At 11:44 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to 2307 N.E. Holly Lane.
Firefighters arrived at the scene to find smoke coming from the garage and residence front door.
According to Bruce Tippit, the fire originated in the kitchen above the stove.
“We determined the fire originated from a grease can left on the cook stove with the heat source on,” Tippit said.
Firefighters say several fires are reported as temperatures begin to decrease. Most of these fires are caused by neglected heat sources. Local firefighters remind residents to clean gas and electric furnaces, make sure chimneys are cleaned and to check all smoke detectors.