Fire Forces Elderly at Assisted Living Facilty in Miami to Evacuate; The Pointe of North Gables had 3rd Floor Fire

Miami, Fla. -

A fire broke out last night around 3:15 a.m. at The Pointe of North Gables, an assisted living facility on SW 8th Street in Miami. Fire officials made it a 2 alarm fire and said they had plenty of hands to help evacuate residents, some of which were not ambulatory and required additional personnel and resources to move.

Fire investigators are unsure what caused the fire, which was on the third floor, and said the cause is under investigation.

Red Cross personnel were on hand and are helping residents find alternative temporary living and provided them a morning breakfast.

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