Residence catches fire in Lauderdale Lakes

LAUDERDALE LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) - Fire crews have extinguished a fire that ignited at a residence in Lauderdale Lakes.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded just after 1:30 p.m. to the scene of a structural fire along Northwest 29th Street and 44th Avenue, Wednesday sfternoon.

Firefighters were met with heavy smoke throughout the home.

Officials said the fire was confined to the unit’s kitchen and did not spread to surrounding residences.

A 62-year-old resident told firefighters that he was preparing a meal before he left home to address an issue with a receipt for the food he purchased at a local market.

When the 62-year-old returned, the apartment was on fire.

Officials said the cause of the fire might have originated from the food left unattended on the stove top.

No injuries were reported.

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