• More than 50 displaced after blaze at Lake Mary condo complex

    By: Sarah Wilson , Q McCray

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    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Flames shot through the roof of a Seminole County condo complex Monday morning, leaving multiple families displaced from their homes, Seminole County Fire Rescue officials said.

    Firefighters said the fire broke out around 4:50 a.m. Monday at Regency Park at Lake Mary.

    Flames were shooting through the roof of the building when more than 45 firefighters responded to the scene, firefighters said. They said 50 people were evacuated from 20 condos.

    Four of those units were a complete loss, firefighters said.

    Officials said the fire was mainly situated in the attic, but affected multiple units.

    Uche Lecogu said he used his laptop to record video of the blaze.

    "I was so confused," he said. "I didn't grab my phone. I couldn't get the important things. I had to leave to save my life."

    Uche said water damaged his home.

    "I'm really praying everything goes well," he said. "This is the first time I'm seeing fire. It is really, really terrible."

    Firefighters said no one was injured in the fire.

    A cat and a snake were both rescued from the blaze and returned to their owners.

    The Red Cross said it is assisting families that were affected by the fire.

    The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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