WOMAN ESCAPES AFTERNOON FIRE

July 14, 2009

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(Lauderdale Lakes) – Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Inspectors Dave Sweet (left) and Michael Korte (at right) look for the cause of a fire that damaged apartment #105 at the Canterbury Palms complex Monday afternoon. A 64-year-old woman was inside at the time and told BSO deputies she woke up and her apartment was on fire. When Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crews arrived, there was heavy smoke and flames inside the first floor unit. They were able to contain the blaze and keep it from damaging any of the adjoining units. There was a melted smoke alarm in one room of the apartment but it is unknown if it was functional at the time. The Broward Sheriff Fire Marshal’s Bureau and the State Fire Marshal are continuing to investigate the cause of the fire. The occupant was transported to Florida Medical Center for observation.

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