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For Immediate Release:
March 27, 2013

Media Contact:
Det. Roy Rutland

Topic: House Fire
Case #: PD130327113318
Date & Time of Occurrence: 03/27/2013 at approx. 12:45 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 10241 Martinique Drive
  Town of Cutler Bay

2 Children Injured in House Fire

Child Neglect Investigation Prompted

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) is investigating a house fire at the above listed location.  According to investigators, MDPD officers responded to the residence after Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews rescued two small children that were found alone in the fire-engulfed home.  The children, both in cardiac arrest, were airlifted to the Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, in serious condition.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears the two children (4 & 7 years of age) were left alone in the residence while a caretaker was running errands.  

The investigation, by MDPD's Arson and Child Exploitation Units, remains active/ongoing.  


Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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