Fire destroys 3 homes

Landlord's insurance expires hours before fire

Published On: Jan 01 2013 06:21:45 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 02 2013 07:12:23 AM EST
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -

Three families were burnt out of their homes after a fire tore through a Hollywood residential complex early Tuesday morning.

Several fire rescue crews battled the blaze off Thomas Street.  An African Grey Parrot died in the fire. No other injuries were reported.

It appears the fire started in a middle apartment where one woman lives. The landlord says he just canceled his fire insurance for 2013. He was insured just three hours before the fire, before the clock hit midnight.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what started the fire.