Flooding sparks electrical fire at Fort Lauderdale home

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Smoke billowed from a house in Fort Lauderdale’s flooded River Oaks neighborhood Thursday morning.

The electrical fire broke out sometime after 10:30 a.m. at 2008 SW 10th Ave. near Lauderdale Memorial Park.

A resident or neighbor could be seen from Sky 10 attempting to fight the large fire with a garden hose.

From Sky 10: A man tries to put out a house fire with a garden hose in Fort Lauderdale's River Oakes neighborhood. (WPLG)

Firefighters arrived shortly after.

According to fire officials, an elderly couple lived inside. No injuries were reported.

They said water inside the house sparked the blaze.


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