Three-Alarm Fire Engulfs Miami Apartment Building

A three-alarm fire broke out in an apartment complex in Miami on Monday morning, prompting a rescue operation that led to the evacuation of the building’s residents, some of whom were carried to safety from their balconies, the authorities said.

The fire, at the Temple Court Apartments complex west of Interstate 95 near downtown Miami, was reported at around 8:15 a.m., Mayor Francis X. Suarez said in an interview at the scene. The authorities arrived to find one person who had been shot, the mayor said. That person was taken to a hospital.

It was not immediately clear whether there were injuries from the fire, or what the circumstances of the shooting were.

Mr. Suarez said it was the city’s first three-alarm fire in 25 years. More than 40 firefighting units responded, he said, adding that firefighters retreated from the building “to fight the fire from the outside in.”

This is a developing story.


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