More Than 100 Displaced in Opa-locka (FL) Apartment Fire

More than a hundred people were displaced Friday after, officials said, a massive three-alarm fire tore through an apartment complex in Opa-locka, reports WSVN.

About 100 firefighters from 45 Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the fire at 2407 N.W. 135th St. Authorities said the fire broke out in a third floor unit, then quickly spread westward across the roof.

Officials said the first calls for help came in around 4 p.m. “I don’t know who called 911, but I know that the fire vented into the roof,” said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesperson Michelle Fayed, “and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue called the third alarm to bring in as many units as we can to stop the fire from spreading throughout the 94 units that are in this apartment building.”

7Skyforce HD hovered above the structure as part of the roof collapsed around 5 p.m., sending debris to the ground near where firefighters were standing. At one point, fire officials were concerned the northern portion of the building would also collapse.

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