Over 40 displaced after Orlando apartment fire

Officials said the cause of the fire is under investigation

Red Cross helps families Orlando
Red Cross helps families Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando firefighters battled an apartment fire Saturday that displaced more than 40 people.

According to officials, the two-alarm fire was at Jernigan Gardens Apartments on Mercy Drive.

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Fire crews said around eight apartment units were impacted and four had smoke damage.

In total, 44 residents were displaced following the fire.

The Red Cross stepped in to help those affected.

“So far, the Red Cross has provided 29 people (and counting) with emergency financial assistance,” Duhane Lindo, Regional Communications Manager with American Red Cross said. “They also provided relief items such as toiletries and stuffed animals for the children.”

The Red Cross is also providing one-on-one support to connect people to available recovery assistance as well as mental health services.

The Orlando Fire Department is working to determine what caused the fire.

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