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Fire forces evacuation of Plantation apartment complex

At least 16 fire units responded to an apartment fire in Plantation

PLANTATION, Fla. – An apartment complex in Plantation was evacuated Friday morning after a fire started in one of the units and spread to the roof.

The Plantation Fire Department said the fire started in an apartment on the third floor in the rear of the building, where flames and heavy smoke could be seen around 11 a.m., at 4740 Northwest 10th Court.

An apartment complex in Plantation was evacuated Friday morning after a fire started in one of the units and spread to the roof.

The blaze at the three-story complex was extinguished by at least 16 fire units early Friday afternoon.

The entire building was evacuated but there were no injuries, fire officials said.

Firefighters also rescued a dog that had been briefly missing.

“We were a little bit concerned because we had a lot of smoke up in the attic, but it doesn’t appear to extend after that. The apartment affected is not going to be occupied,” said Joel Gordon, Deputy Chief, Plantation Fire.

It is not yet known how many families have been displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help a family that lost its home in the fire. Click here to access it and to donate.


About the Authors:

Saira Anwer joined the Local 10 News team in July 2018. Saira is two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and comes to South Florida from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was working as a reporter and anchor.

Joseph Ojo joined Local 10 in April 2021. Born and raised in New York City, he previously worked in Buffalo, North Dakota, Fort Myers and Baltimore.