KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Several families are looking for a place to stay after flames ripped through a Kissimmee apartment complex.
Officials are now trying to figure out what caused it! The state fire marshal is investigating what sparked this fire, but authorities think it may have started in the attic.
Osceola firefighters are still on scene after a huge apt fire in Kissimmee destroyed 18 units yesterday afternoon. You can see the huge hole in the roof. Several families were displaced. The Red Cross is helping them. pic.twitter.com/TAhjUyEEvZ— Sydney Cameron (@SydneyFox35) April 30, 2019
Meanwhile, dozens of families are left picking up the pieces and figuring out what's next.
Video shows flames shooting into the sky at Blossom Park Villas Monday afternoon. The Osceola Fire Chief says nearly 100 firefighters from several departments rushed to put out the flames.
Fire, smoke and water destroyed 18 apartments.
Dozens of people were forced out of their homes and people staying at a nearby resort were forced to evacuate as well.
A neighbor captured this video of an apartment fire in Kissimmee. He says the heat he felt coming off the building was very intense. 18 units were destroyed. The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire. Officials think it started in the attic. pic.twitter.com/sNYYX7NsBU— Sydney Cameron (@SydneyFox35) April 30, 2019
"You could feel the heat from the flames. There was basically people screaming, saying there's been an explosion."
The Red Cross are helping the families who lost their homes.