Arson Investigators Probe Suspicious Duplex Fire in Fort Lauderdale
The duplex was located at 1412 NW 3rd Court in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale Police arson investigators probed a suspicous fire at a duplex on Thursday. Neighbor Jerome Jackson described what he saw. (Published Thursday, March 28, 2013)
Updated at 1:45 AM EDT on Friday, Mar 29, 2013
Fort Lauderdale Police arson investigators probed a suspicous fire at a duplex on Thursday.
The power was out and the two adults and one child who live at the duplex are staying with friends, fire rescue said.
Furnance-like flames scorched a storage space dividing the duplex at 1412 NW 3rd Court at about 7 a.m.
"When I got here, I seen it up in fire. I couldn't believe it," neighbor Jerome Jackson said.
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Jackson said a Good Samaritan knocked on the duplex's doors and got those inside out of the fast-moving flames.
Firefighters beat down the fire within minutes.
The storage area was heavily damaged.
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Published at 2:31 PM EDT on Mar 28, 2013