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.
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.
Apartment Building Fire at 4740 NW 10th Ct. Crews arrived to heavy smoke and flames at the rear of the building. Missing dog has been found & rescued! Fire is out. No injuries. pic.twitter.com/OkKkjoyBor— Plantation Fire Department (@PlantationFire) November 19, 2021
“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.