Apartment Fire In Cocoa Leaves 21 Units Uninhabitable As a Result of Early Morning Blaze

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Village Green Apartments BURNED

The Red Cross is assisting several residents of a local apartment complex who have been displaced as a result of an early morning fire.

The Red Cross is assisting several residents of a local apartment complex who have been displaced as a result of an early morning fire.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Red Cross is assisting several residents of a local apartment complex who have been displaced as a result of an early morning fire.

Firefighters responded to the Village Green Apartments at 1701 Dixon Boulevard for reports of a structure fire in one of the units.

When firefighters arrived there were flames through the roof.  The fire was in the attic of one of the units and spread to others.

Patrol officers assisted with evacuating residents in the building and getting them to a safe shelter.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire and the cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation.

A shelter has been established at the Adult Education Center on Clearlake Road (formerly Clearlake Middle School).

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DETAILS OF THE BLAZE

• The point of origin for the fire is within unit No. 62.
• The fire reached the attic and spread quickly to surrounding units.
• The fire chief has determined approximately 21 units are uninhabitable due to roof being compromised and extensive smoke and water damage.
• Twenty nine residents have been displaced and the local Red Cross is assisting those families with temporary shelter. They are currently at the Adult and Community Education Center, 1225 Clearlake Road, inside the gym.
• The police department’s victim advocate is also working with the Red Cross to assist the displaced residents (approximately 29 residents)
• Two residents were sent to the hospital, one for preexisting medical issues, the other for smoke inhalation. A police officer and firefighter also went to the hospital for smoke inhalation. They were treated and released.
• Early damage estimate: at least $250,000
• Building has 31 units.
• State Fire Marshal is investigating
• Cause of fire is undetermined.

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ABOVE MAP: The Red Cross is assisting several residents of a local apartment complex who have been displaced as a result of an early morning fire. Firefighters responded to the Village Green Apartments at 1701 Dixon Boulevard for reports of a structure fire in one of the units. 


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