Fire displaces over 100 residents from Miami Gardens building

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A three-alarm fire displaced 105 residents of an apartment building in Miami Gardens on Saturday, authorities said. No injuries had been reported so far.

“We still had many occupants in their apartment with a raging fire coupled with relatively fast pushing winds,” Miami County Fire Chief Dade Raied “Ray” Jadallah said at a news conference on the challenges faced by rescue teams in containing the fire.

Miami Dade Fire Rescue crews respond to a massive fire that displaced 105 residents.

Miami-Dade Fire Department

Thick smoke and fire enveloped the two-story building when firefighters arrived at 10:28 a.m. local time near the 39500 block of NW 177 Street.

About 75 units were affected by the fire, with a partial roof collapse, Jadallah said. Nearly half of those units were destroyed as a result, he added.

Miami Dade Fire Rescue Units work to stabilize a building after a three-alarm fire.

Miami-Dade Fire Department

Many service organizations, including the Red Cross and homeless services, were on hand to help residents who cannot return to their apartments, the chief said. Fire crews were working to stop the spread of the fire by monitoring and eliminating hot spots.

Fire officials do not have an official cause for the fire, and it is an ongoing and active investigation, the chief said.


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