STUART (AP) — A large fire at a Florida condominium complex has destroyed at least 10 units.READ MORE: Record 90 New Vehicles Earn Top Safety Pick Or Top Safety Pick+ From IIHS
The Martin County sheriff’s office says a section of the Cedar Pointe Villages complex in Stuart was engulfed by flames on Monday night.
Firefighters contained the flames at the complex, a community for people 55 years or older near the Atlantic Ocean.READ MORE: Naked Florida Man Shot At Miramar Apartment Complex, Alleged Gunman Surenders
Sheriff William Snyder tells WPTV in West Palm Beach the man who lived in the corner apartment where the fire started told investigators he dropped a lit cigarette and “the next thing he knew there was smoke in his apartment.” The sheriff says a neighbor saw flames and smoke and called for help.
No serious injuries have been reported.
The Cedar Pointe Villages complex has 62 two-story buildings divided into eight villages.MORE NEWS: Palm Beach County Defies Gov. DeSantis' Order, Refuses To Lower Flags For Rush Limbaugh
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