Officials are still working to determine the cause of a three-alarm fire Sunday at an apartment complex in Altamonte Springs.
The Seminole County Fire Chief told News 6 that the fire started on the second floor of the complex, located on One Center Boulevard, and quickly spread to the third floor and into the attic.
Multiple crews from surrounding areas worked to control the fire and rescue people trapped on their balconies.
Officials said the apartment complex was fully evacuated.
Fire officials said five patients were treated at the scene while two others were taken to a hospital. Officials have not disclosed any information on injuries that might have occurred.
Families in 12 units have been displaced, the chief added.
The American Red Cross is in the process of providing emergency assistance to those who need it, officials said.
Here is the latest information from the Red Cross:
- 36 units affected, with 52 people displaced
- 6 vacant units available
- 1 person injured in the fire
In an update on Monday, Altamonte Springs City Manager Frank Martz said the building had not undergone a recent fire inspection and that the city had not received any complaints of recent electrical problems. The exact date of the complex’s last fire inspection was not immediately known.
Martz also said Monday that the fire was still being investigated.
This is a developing story and will be updated