Four hurt in Miami high-rise building explosion

Posted at 3:21 PM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 15:21:40-04

Five people were injured after an explosion on the top floor at a high-rise condo building in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Friday.

The incident happened at the Chateau Beach Residences at 17475 Collins Avenue.

One person was airlifted to a nearby hospital from the scene by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. Another three people were injured and two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Footage showed parts of the top of the building badly damaged and debris in a rooftop swimming pool.

Officials told NBC 6 that it appeared a boiler room exploded, sending glass and debris out of the building. The debris fell on patrons at a hotel next door as well as beachgoers.

The building was under construction at the time, officials said.

Collins Avenue was closed between 172nd Street and 178th Street as a result of the incident.

No other information was immediately known.

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