Six Units Damaged in Apartment Fire
Two dozen people have been made homeless by a fire that happened at a Deerfield Beach apartment complex. Among the displaced residents are 15 children. Residents of the Deerfield Palms Apartments were roused from their beads late Monday night after the fire broke out in a second story apartment.
According to investigators with the Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue Unit, the fire started at around 11:30 p.m. in the back bedroom of a second floor unit at the apartment complex located at 399 SW 13th Place.
Two women & their teenage sons in apartment 617 heard popping noises, and then saw smoke and flames. Witnesses also recounted hearing a boom coming from the structure.
By the time firefighters arrived, the second floor of the building was visibly billowing smoke and flames. Fire crews battled the swiftly moving fire; it already had burned through the roof of the building. Forty firefighters from three different departments helped in assisted in extinguishing the fire. The blaze was contained in approximately 30 minutes.
The fire damaged three units on the second floor and three additional units on the first floor sustained both smoke and water damage. No injuries were reported.
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