North Lauderdale Apartment Fire, One Dead

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – An aboriginal greeting occurrence astatine a North Lauderdale flat gathering claimed the beingness of an unidentified man.

Flames broke retired successful a 2nd level flat of gathering #3 astatine the Courtyards of Broward connected SW 81st Street astir 8 a.m. It appears it started successful oregon adjacent a chamber wherever the deceased antheral was found.

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Theresa McBarnett was awakened by occurrence crews pounding connected her door.

“Oh my God, I don’t know. We conscionable woke up this greeting with each this noise, occurrence engines, sirens,” she said.

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McBarnett has lived present for 3 years and ne'er experienced thing similar this.

“The units supra it connected the 3rd and 4th level were starting to burn. Fire (crews) rapidly knocked down the fire. And successful their hunt of the 2nd level portion they recovered a deceased body,” said North Lauderdale City Manager Michael Sargis.

All of the units of gathering #3, astir 15 to 20 apartments, were evacuated. The Red Cross is present assisting those residents. 

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The powerfulness to the gathering has been chopped off. Broward Sheriff’s homicide detectives person started an probe into the man’s death.  The Fire Marshal’s bureau is looking into the origin of the fire.

Keith Jones

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