KISSIMMEE, Florida. – More than a dozen residents of an Osceola County apartment complex were displaced Saturday morning when a kitchen fire set off sprinklers that damaged multiple units, according to the Kissimmee Fire Department .
A Red Cross spokesperson said the organization had provided emergency aid to a total of 13 adults, mostly elderly people, who were escorted out of Calirosa apartments on Flora Ridge Circle.
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Doc Smith, a Calirosa resident who recently moved in, said he heard an alarm go off around 1:15 a.m.
“Some residents were visibly upset about it, others (were) grateful that no one was hurt,” Smith said. “We had people in the facility with wheelchairs and we got everyone out well, everyone just worked as a team.”
Smith said the water damage caused the most problems for him and his neighbors in the apartment complex.
“He went through the walls, heading to other apartments, so that’s what really made it difficult because everyone had to get out to be able to turn off the electricity,” Smith said.
No other information was available at the time of writing this report.
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