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Several people displaced by apartment fire in Lake Worth

Posted at 8:12 PM, Jan 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 04:23:16-05

Multiple people were displaced following an apartment fire in Lake Worth Monday afternoon, according to the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. 

The fire happened at 4:49 p.m. in the 1000 block of 10th Ave. South.  

Firefighters at the scene reported smoke from an apartment. 

Crews said a hole was cut on the roof of the structure to prevent spread of the fire to other apartments in the complex. The fire was quickly brought under control.

Two other units on each side of the apartment were damaged by the smoke. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire Rescue said 15 people, including eight children, were displaced by the fire. However, the Red Cross said in written statement Monday night that 13 people were displaced, including six children.