5 P.M. UPDATE: MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — One person was injured and a cat was rescued during a fire in Miramar Beach Thursday.
South Walton firefighters responded after 2:15 p.m., to a fire in the 100 block of South Shore Drive.
Firefighters from SWFD and Destin Fire Control District began confirming all occupants were out of the four-unit structure before starting an aggressive attack of rapid-fire extinguishment, officials wrote in a news release.
The fire was fully extinguished at 2:50 p.m. The SWFD Fire Marshal investigated and ruled that the blaze was an accident.
The Fire Marshal found the fire had originated in the middle unit and deemed it a complete loss, with the others suffering minor smoke and water damage. SWFD District Chief Chris Kidder attributes quick action by all responding units helped prevent the fire from spreading throughout the quadplex.
One resident was treated for minor smoke inhalation and is expected to recover. Firefighters also recovered one cat from an outer unit and the animal appeared to be uninjured.
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MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — South Walton firefighters and other first responders are on scene at a blaze in Miramar Beach Thursday.
A video released by the South Walton Fire District shows smoke and flames escaping from the roof of the home.
This is a developing story and more information will be released as it becomes available.