CUTLER BAY, Fla. – Several families have been forced from their homes after a fire broke out on the roof of a Cutler Bay apartment building.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue was called to the Le Club Condominiums just before 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Authorities said they received a 911 call from residents reporting the roof on fire.
When firefighters arrived, they had to use ladder trucks to attack the flames that appeared to have started on the roof.
Firefighters said 24 units were affected, but there were no reported injuries.
“The fire started on the roof," resident Dellvon McIntyre said. "We recently had a roofing company come and they’re redoing the whole roof. The whole frame is gone. So basically, the fire just broke through, through the wood and foundation and everything.”
One person was treated at the scene, but authorities said it was not related to the fire.
The American Red Cross was on hand to assist dozens of families in need of a place to stay.
“They’re saying that we’re going to be out of the house for more than a couple days,” McIntyre said.
The official cause of the fire remains under investigation.