Several animals rescued after fire sparks at Coral Springs condo

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Firefighters saved several animals from a burning Coral Springs condo on Tuesday night, authorities said.

According to Coral Springs Fire Rescue, units responded to a six-unit condo building around 11:30 p.m. near the area of La Placida Drive and Coral Springs Drive.

Authorities said that upon arrival, flames were shooting from the roof of the condo and the entire building was engulfed.

Multiple residents told Local 10 News reporter Joseph Ojo that they had to leave their homes with little to nothing on them.

“I heard people yelling ‘fire’ by that point it had come through the roof of the building,” said Coral Springs resident Dan Clark.

A neighbor told Local 10 News that he was home watching television when he heard people screaming.

He then evacuated his home and grabbed a hose to try and put out the fire because of how quickly it was spreading.

“I tried to put down the fire and the flames on the roof but then at that time it started going crazy,” the man said. “It’s a fire, you gotta put it down whatever you can

CSFR said that nobody was injured during the fire and several rabbits and cats were rescued.

Ryan Stauffer, who lives in the building next door, says he saw the fire in action.

“As soon as I came out the heat hit me--the flames were 10 or 15 feet high,” said Stauffer. Eight of my neighbors have been displaced they’re out of their homes.”

According to a tweet by the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department, the Red Cross also responded to assist residents that were displaced.

Officials said residents were not allowed to re-enter the building and was deemed unsafe.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

This is a developing story.

Local 10 News Reporter Liane Morejon contributed to this story.

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About the Author:

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.