Miami Gardens - Opa-locka

Fire forces residents from Opa-locka apartment building

Dozens of residents were forced to leave their Opa-locka apartment early Tuesday morning.

The fire started in a first-floor unit at 1355 Ali Baba Ave. and spread to a car in the parking lot, according to fire officials.

A woman told WPLG-Channel 10 that the fire began in her apartment from a candle. Her barking dog woke her up in time to escape and warn others.