A Sunday morning townhouse fire in Cooper City sent and 8-year-old boy to the hospital and forced the evacuation of several homes, Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue said.
The fire broke out at around a 8:14 a.m. at 12230 SW 50th Pl. The fire spread and arriving rescue units observed flames showing on three sides of the townhouse.
Two adults and four children, including an infant, escaped the blaze; a boy was taken to Memorial Wets and is in good condition. A pet dog died in the fire.
An adjoining townhouse suffered smoke damage and a total of six others were evacuated.
The townhouse was declared uninhabitable. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.