NEAR FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) – Some residents have been displaced after a two-story duplex caught fire near Fort Lauderdale.

Flames could be seen pouring out of the home along Southwest 40th Terrace and 18th Street, Friday afternoon.

Officials said a family of seven escaped safely, but two of their cats died in the fire.

The American Red Cross is helping the residents with temporary housing.

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