50 Evacuated, Largest Residential Fire in 25 Years, Miami, FL

At approximately 0930 EST, initial reports indicated that a three-alarm fire had broken out on the 430 Block of Northwest 3rd Street in Miami, Florida. By 0940 EST, reports indicated that one person had been found shot in the Temple Court Apartments while a large fire engulfed the building. It is not currently clear if the two incidents are related.

By 1100 EST, multiple injured residents and firefighters were evacuated from the scene as the three-alarm fire escalated. A partial collapse of the roof has occurred as flames can be seen from inside the structure. The apartment complex reportedly contained elderly and disabled citizens.

 

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez arrived at the scene and spoke to 7News:

“We arrived on the scene, we found that one person has been shot, that person has been transported to JMH hospital,” he said. “At the same time, our firefighters responded to this fire and saw that this fire was escalating in intensity. They rescued several people, including some people that were rescued from their balconies.”

As of this publication, the fire is not under control.

A reunification center was established at Jose Marti Park, located at 351 SW 4th Ave.

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