Miami Gardens Apartment Fire Displaces More Than 50

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A massive fire that ripped through a Miami Gardens apartment complex on Wednesday has left at least 50 people displaced from their homes. 

Authorities responded to the scene at Crystal Lake Apartments located at Northwest 207th Street and 27th Avenue around 3:30 PM.

About 40 units were impacted by the blaze, resulting in the displacement of more than 50 individuals.

“More than 50 individuals were affected by the fire,” said Rebecca Torriani with the American Red Cross. “We have about 40 units that are now currently affected by the blaze.”

Firefighters worked through the night (Wednesday and into Thursday) to address hot spots and investigate the cause of the flames.

A 19-year-old man is accused of setting the fire.  NBC6 reports that Malachi Walker is charged with first-degree arson.

No injuries have been reported.

The American Red Cross is now working to provide assistance to each family affected.

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