Fire erupts inside fourth-floor apartment unit in Naranja

2 people taken to local hospital

Sky 10 over scene of apartment fire in Naranja. (WPLG)

NARANJA, Fla. – A fire erupted Wednesday morning inside a fourth-floor apartment unit in Naranja, authorities confirmed.

The fire was reported shortly before 9:30 a.m. at 14830 Naranja Lakes Blvd.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokeswoman Erika Benitez, firefighters arrived at the scene to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the unit.

Sky 10 was above the scene shortly after 10 a.m. as the fire appeared to have been extinguished. A window was blown out and the exterior wall around the window was blackened by the smoke and flames.

Benitez said two people were taken to a local hospital. Their conditions have not been released.

According to Benitez, the apartment building was evacuated and the Red Cross has been requested to provide temporary assistance to the affected families.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.


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