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Sparks fly during Hallandale Beach house fire

Nobody injured; cause of fire under investigation

Sparks could be seen coming from a house on Southeast Ninth Court in Hallandale Beach.
Sparks could be seen coming from a house on Southeast Ninth Court in Hallandale Beach. (WPLG)

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – A fire erupted early Thursday at a Hallandale Beach home.

Sparks could be seen coming from the house on Southeast Ninth Court.

“(I) just woke up (and saw) flames in the kitchen,” Alan Lefevver said. “I didn’t have time to do anything, just try and get out because the flames were between me and the door.”

With flames tearing through his home, Lefevver was able to escape.

A total of 50 firefighters arrived at the scene.

Broward Sheriff’s Office Department of Fire-Rescue officials said the home suffered extensive damage, and battling the flames was a challenge because of the wind.

“It’s very gusty, very windy. It actually fed the fire,” Battalion Chief Michael Kane said.

The fire damaged the exterior of a neighboring apartment building.

Once extinguished, firefighters went through the home to check for any hot spots while Florida Power & Light worked to restore power.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

“I have a feeling it could be something electrical,” Lefevver said.