More than 30 displaced by Orlando apartment fire, officials say

21 children among victims, fire department says

(Photo courtesy of OPD)

ORLANDO, Fla. – More than 30 people were displaced early Saturday after flames broke out at an apartment complex, Orlando police said.

The Orlando Fire Department said families from eight of the 12 units were not able to return home after the fire broke out at 1:30 a.m.

Two additional units were affected by fire damage, the Fire Department said.


Orlando police officers brought blankets to the victims and Red Cross officials arrived later to offer further assistance.

"The Red Cross has opened cases to assist approximately 35 people that were affected by the fire. Of those, most were children," the Red Cross said in a statement. "They could be assisted with mental health services, prescription medication and glasses lost in the fire, as well as other immediate needs, such as a place to stay, and comfort kits."

No one was injured. The cause of the fire is still being investigated, the Fire Department said.

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