CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Unattended cooking in the kitchen of a high-rise condominium in the downtown area of Coral Springs sparked a weekend fire that left a person treated for smoke inhalation, fire officials said Tuesday.

With flames shooting out from at least one window and thick smoke billowing, close to 50 firefighters from Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department, as well as from Margate, Tamarac, and other cities, battled the blaze on Saturday evening on the ninth floor of the Briarwood building at 3575 Brokenwoods Drive, said Mike Moser, deputy chief and spokesman for Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department.

The fire -- near the intersection of University Drive and Sample Road -- was out within 45 minutes of the first emergency call at 7:45 pm, he said.

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“A fire like that was very labor intensive and required equipment to be brought up a lot of stairs,” Moser said.

One person was taken to Broward Health Coral Springs for smoke-related injuries, he said.

The fire was contained to one unit, which was badly damaged and is now closed off.


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