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UPDATE: Lake Worth apartment fire displaces 19 residents


Children playing with matches was the cause behind an apartment fire at a Lake Worth apartment building that has left 19 residents, including six children, under the care of the Red Cross, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue officials said late Saturday.

Firefighters responded to the Avesta Costa del Lago Apartment complex in the 2500 block of 10th Avenue North in Lake Worth at around 4 p.m. after a report of smoke coming from one of the buildings of one, two and three bedroom apartments.

By 5 p.m., firefighters had extinguished the fire, which started in a third floor apartment but ended up damaging a total of seven apartments.

Fire rescue officials reported no one was injured in the blaze, but a total of 17 displaced residents on Saturday night needed assistance from the South Florida chapter of the Red Cross.

Firefighters have ruled the fire accidental.



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