STUART (AP) — A large fire at a Florida condominium complex has destroyed at least 10 units.READ MORE: Exclusive: Rescued By Service Dog When Roof Collapsed, Paraplegic Man Appeals For Help To Find Apartment He Can Afford
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: Study Takes A Look At The Mentality Of Scam Victims
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: Man Who Suffered Severe Burns Returns To Miami To Reunite With Medical Staff Who Helped Save His Life At Kendall Regional Medical Center
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