Arson Investigators Probe Suspicious Duplex Fire in Fort Lauderdale

The duplex was located at 1412 NW 3rd Court in Fort Lauderdale

Friday, Mar 29, 2013  |  Updated 1:45 AM EDT
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Fort Lauderdale Police arson investigators probed a suspicous fire at a duplex on Thursday. Neighbor Jerome Jackson described what he saw.

Fort Lauderdale Police arson investigators probed a suspicous fire at a duplex on Thursday. Neighbor Jerome Jackson described what he saw.

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Aerial Footage of the Fire in Fort Lauderdale

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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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