Broward

One man dead, 25 displaced after fire in Hollywood building

 

priley@miamiherald.com

A fire in a Hollywood apartment complex early Saturday took the life of one resident and left 25 without a home, Hollywood police said.

The flames started to ravage the building at 1610 N. Dixie Hwy. shortly after midnight and killed a man who was described to be in his mid-30s, according to police. The name of the victim has not been released.

The Hollywood Fire Department responded, put out the flames and evacuated the building. The incident appears to be suspicious, according to police, and is currently under investigation. The State Fire Marshall, Hollywood Fire Department, and the Medical Examiner’s office are aiding in the investigation.

“We are asking anybody who may know something to give us a call,” said Lt. Osvaldo Perez from the Hollywood Police Department.

The Red Cross is providing lodging for the approximately 25 residents who have seen their apartments scorched by the fire.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Hollywood Police Department at 954-967-HELP or 954-967-4411. Tipsters can email or text to hollywoodpdtips@hollywoodfl.org. Information can also be given to Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS or www.browardcrimestoppers.org.

This news bulletin will be updated as more information becomes available.

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