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Massive fire breaks out at Miami apartment building, elderly residents rescued from


A massive three-alarm fire broke out at a Miami apartment building Monday morning, according to the Miami Fire Department.

The fire at the Temple Court Apartments erupted at around 8:15 a.m. on the third floor. Many residents of the building are elderly with mobility issues and needed to be rescued from their balconies, NBC Miami reported.

Over 70 firefighters and 38 fire trucks are on the scene of the ongoing blaze as of 10:25 a.m., Miami Fire Department spokesperson Iggy Carroll told NBC News.

A fire truck on the scene of a three-alarm fire at Temple Court Apartments in Miami on Monday morning.WTVJ

There are multiple patients as a result of the fire, including two firefighters who were taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion and one resident.

Firefighters also found a person with a gunshot wound when they first arrived on scene, according to the Miami Fire Department. It’s not clear where exactly the individual was found or if it was related to the fire.

Video from the scene showed smoke billowing from the apartment building as firefighters attempt to extinguish the fire from the outside.

The cause of the fire is not clear at this time.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.



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