Sun Sentinel

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Posted December 22 2002

Pompano Beach

7 escape after fire threatens house

Seven people escaped after a storage shed caught fire shortly before 3:30 a.m. Saturday and threatened to engulf their house in the 1100 block of Northeast 23rd Court. A neighbor called 911 after hearing the crackling fire, said Sandra King, spokeswoman for the Pompano Beach Fire-Rescue Department. The house sustained some damage but is still livable, King said.

Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire.