More than a dozen residents were displaced by a fire at a Lauderhill duplex early Wednesday morning.
The fire was reported in the roof of the duplex at 5719 Northwest 27th Court around 3:30 a.m., Lauderhill Fire Department officials said. Firefighters were able to put the blaze out, but not before three apartments were damaged.
As a result, 15 residents were displaced, officials said. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire was unknown.
Joseph Fulmore says he was able to escape with his infant child thanks to neighbors who alerted him to the fire.
"They just started banging on the windows, trying to get us up and let us know it was a fire," he said.
The Red Cross was responding to assist the residents.
It was the third fire in Lauderhill in three days, including Monday's fire on Northwest 59th Way that took the life of 8-year-old Jayden Isme. Isme's brother Jordan was able to escape the fire by jumping out a second story window.
Another fire tore through a townhouse on Northwest 59th Avenue Tuesday night. No one was injured.
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