Apartment Building Engulfed in Flames: Miami Fire Department Battles Massive Fire, Two Firefighters Treated for Heat Exhaustion

Miami, Florida – The Miami Fire Department is currently fighting a significant fire that broke out in an apartment building on Monday morning. The fire, which started around 8:15 a.m. at the Temple Court apartments on NW 3rd Street, has posed challenges for firefighters and resulted in two of them being treated for heat exhaustion.

Firefighters have been forced to combat the flames from outside the building due to the intensity of the fire on the third floor. The Miami Police Department has issued a safety advisory urging people to stay away from Lumus Park to avoid potential harm from the nearby fire.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez addressed the situation outside the apartment building, reassuring residents that they would be relocated to Jose Marti Park where they would receive necessary care and food. Many of the residents affected by the fire, particularly the elderly and immobile, had to be rescued from their balconies.

Several individuals have been either transported to hospitals or treated on-site for injuries related to the fire. One resident, who evacuated her apartment with family and pets upon smelling smoke, recounted the chaos and uncertainty that followed.

In a troubling development, a man was discovered shot inside the building and is currently in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Authorities are still investigating whether the injuries were self-inflicted or if there is a suspect at large.

The Temple Court apartment complex, known for its one-bedroom and studio units close to the Miami River, has seen smoke billowing over Interstate 95 and parts of downtown Miami. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time, with officials withholding further details.

As the situation continues to unfold, residents and authorities are working together to ensure the safety and well-being of those impacted by this tragic event. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.