Three families have been displaced after a fire broke out in Winter Haven

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (WFLA) — Three families have been left homeless after a fire broke out in a multi-story building in Winter Haven Monday afternoon.

According to the Winter Haven Police Department, around 3:35 p.m. firefighters responded to a building fire on Ave. C SW dispatched

When first responders arrived, they found the fire was coming from the kitchen area of ​​an upstairs apartment unit. The building consisted of three units. Police said the fire was confined to the upper unit and responders were able to prevent the fire from spreading to other units.

At this time, authorities do not know what caused the fire. However, investigators will be on site to find the cause.

The Red Cross is also supporting the three displaced families.

This is an evolving story. Keep up with the latest from News Channel 8 on the air and on the go with the free WFLA News Channel 8 mobile app.

Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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