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WESTON (CBSMiami) – Several people will need a place to stay after an overnight fire at an apartment building in Weston.

When fire crews arrived, they found flames coming from the roof of a building in an apartment complex on Blatt Boulevard near Bonaventure Boulevard. Flames were shooting 20 feet or more into the air.

Firefighters were able to knock it down in about 20 minutes. No one was hurt.

The building was having roof work done and there was tar and roofing materials on top of it – that is what burned. The roof itself is concrete, so the fire did not spread to the units below. Investigators believe hot roof tar that was put down on Thursday began smoldering overnight and sparked the fire around 1 a.m.

“I was sleeping and my grandma, she started like knocking on my door and screaming ‘fire’. So when I went outside, the flames were really tall and huge and there was a bunch of explosions and stuff,” said Elias Hernandez.

Power to two of the units has been turned off due to water damage. The people who live in those units say it could be out for several days until the clean up is finished.


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