1 person dead in Dania Beach apartment fire

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – One person is dead after a late afternoon fire inside a Dania Beach apartment complex.

Chief Michael Kane of Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire and Rescue said that just before 4 p.m. Sunday, they were called to a fire at a triplex at 413 Phippen Waiters Road.

When firefighters arrived at the single-story apartment complex, heavy, dark smoke was pouring out of the front and the rear of the building, according to Kane. The fire itself wasn’t that big, but it did produce a lot of smoke, he said.

“Firefighters made a quick attack. The fire was extinguished within 10 minutes,” Kane said.

Kane said one person was found dead in the back of the apartment.

People on the scene told Local 10 that the man who died was in his 40s and was a nice person who they said had lived in the apartment complex for awhile.

Investigators would not give any information on the identity of the victim nor would they make any guesses as to how he passed away. Kane said no one else was injured.

The Florida State Fire Marshal is investigating what caused the fire.

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