Miami-Dade Apartment Explosion And Fire
Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, 12:12 pm
By: News On 6
MIAMI (AP) _ An explosion started a fire in a high-rise apartment building Tuesday, killing one person and severely burning two others, officials said.
About 200 residents were evacuated after the blaze began in a third-floor unit at Royal Palm Apartments, west of downtown Miami, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesman Eddie Ballester said.
He said authorities were still trying to determine the cause of the explosion.
A wall inside the apartment was damaged, and parts of it were found in a hallway, Ballester said.
The conditions of the two injured people, both airlifted to a hospital with severe burns, were not immediately released. Firefighters rescued one woman from a balcony, and other residents were treated for smoke inhalation, Ballester said.