MIMS, Fla. - A 6-year-old girl is dead after a house fire broke out before 1 a.m. Friday and fully engulfed a mobile home in Mims, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
A Red Cross representative said they are assisting a family that was misplaced due to the fire. They said that includes family members who were visiting from out of town when the fire broke out and five people who were transported to the hospital with injuries.
Investigators said they are still working to determine a cause of the fire, which happened off Brockett Road.
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Shirley Rock said the girl who was killed was her great niece.
"She was such a beautiful girl," Rock said.
Rock said she watched from her yard across the street as her brother's house burned.
"I came outside and I saw all this commotion going on outside and my brother's house is completely on fire," Rock said.
Neighbor Mike Miller said he called 911 to report the fire just before 12:30 a.m. He said he pulled out his hose and did whatever he could to help firefighters battle the blaze.
"There's just a lot of commotion and chaos and hollering and screaming. There was a kid inside. So they were breaking windows out, and they asked me to break the window out over here," Miller said.
Miller said he was shaken by what he'd witnessed Friday morning.
"I had tears a couple of times ... Especially when they just took the body out ... It's hard," he said.
Investigators said two other people inside the home at the time of the blaze suffered serious injuries. They said the girl was found dead in a room.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for live updates from the scene.
This is what’s left of the home. It’s a complete loss. The fire started before 12:30 and it is still smoldering. A 6yo died in the fire. There were 8 family members home at the time. Hear from the next door neighbor who helped fight the fire on @WFTV & @WRDQ27 pic.twitter.com/e5ILO3RSla— Q McCray (@QMcCrayWFTV) December 7, 2018
I’m on the scene of a fatal fire in Mims. A 6yo is dead. @BrevardSheriff & @BCFREMS first responders are still on scene. 8 family members were in the home. 5 were taken to the hospital per a Red Cross official. I’ll have live updates all morning. @WFTV pic.twitter.com/o5VnxGEWxX— Q McCray (@QMcCrayWFTV) December 7, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: sad news coming out of @BrevardCo_FL in #Mims. 6-year-old dies in house fire. Others in home also sent to hospital. @QMcCrayWFTV is talking to neighbors and investigators pic.twitter.com/AGywUnayq3— Racquel Asa (@RAsaWFTV) December 7, 2018
#Breaking A 6 year old child died in a fire in Mims. Love and strength to this family and @BCFREMS first responders dealing with this awful news. @QMcCrayWFTV is live with updates all morning. @WFTV pic.twitter.com/QCjOUxXPVy— Nancy Alvarez, WFTV (@NAlvarezWFTV) December 7, 2018
Breaking: Tragic News this morning. 6-YEAR OLD is dead after a house fire off US-1 and Brocket Road in Mims. Red Cross telling us 8-people living in house, five taken to hospital. @WFTV pic.twitter.com/aLZ0AJNgcw— Jamie Holmes (@JHolmesWFTV) December 7, 2018
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