A fire in a small rental apartment in a duplex on Boston Avenue displaced an adult and six children who lived there, according to the St. Lucie County Fire District.
The American Red Cross is being called in to help the people who were not injured by the fire that broke out about 12:30 p.m. Monday.
They were outside the apartment, in the 6100 block of Boston Avenue, when they saw some flames inside and called emergency officials, a district official said.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, but not before it damaged the apartment’s front half. There was smoke damage to the remainder of the unit.