2 displaced after house fire in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A Fort Lauderdale home has been deemed uninhabitable after an early morning fire.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene along Northwest Second Street and 14th Avenue just before 7 a.m., Thursday.

“Upon arrival, our units found a single-story, single-family home with heavy flames and smoke showing in the back corner of the house,” said Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan. “Crews were able to make entry and were able to extinguish the fire that was in the back bedroom.”

The two adults who live at the home were not there at the time of the fire, despite a vehicle that was seen parked in the driveway.

“A search was made of the structure, and thankfully, no one was home at the time of the incident,” Gollan said.

No injuries were reported.

“With this amount of fire load inside of this house and it being an older, wood-framed house, this fire could have been a lot worse than what it was,” said Gollan. “Unfortunately, the interior is a complete loss.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

American Red Cross volunteers will be assisting the two residents.

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