2 people, dog escape house fire in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A fire broke out early Monday morning inside a home in Fort Lauderdale.

According to authorities, the fire occurred around 4 a.m. inside a home on Northeast Fifth Court in the city’s Victoria Park neighborhood.

Several Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue units entered the home to extinguish the flames.

Officials said there was a partial ceiling and roof collapse that happened as crews were working to put out the fire, but no one was injured.

There was no visible damage to the outside of the home.

Authorities said two people and their dog were inside the home at the time, but were able to escape unharmed. One person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

Officials said it took firefighters about 40 minutes to extinguish the flames.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Meanwhile, the residents and their pets will be staying elsewhere until repairs are completed at the home.

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