Fire erupts at 24 unit apartment building in Viera during welding work

Crews welding on stairwells when fire breaks out


VIERA, Fla. – Welders were working on stairwells in a Viera apartment building Wednesday when a fire broke out and moved into a few units, authorities said.

[SLIDESHOW: Apartment fire]

Brevard county fire rescue said the fire was reported at Mission Bay Apartments in the 5300 block of San Sebastian Way in Viera.

All residents were evacuated and no injuries were reported, authorities said.

Three units were directly affected, and up to 12 units suffered smoke and water damage.