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Miami Beach Condo Building Evacuated Saturday Night After Building Damage Found

A Miami Beach police car and a fire truck sit behind crime tape with a siren light
DANIEL A. VARELA
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MIAMI HERALD
Firefighters are evacuating a low-rise condominium in Miami Beach on Saturday after a building inspector flagged a flooring system failure and wall damage in a vacant unit.

Firefighters ordered residents to evacuate a low-rise condominium complex in Miami Beach Saturday night after a building inspector flagged a flooring system failure in a vacant unit and damage to exterior walls.

Miami Beach firefighters responded to a call about a vacant unit in the 1600 block of Lenox Avenue at about 7:30 p.m. when they summoned a building inspector to examine the building.

“In an abundance of caution, the Building Official has required the vacating of this building until further information can be obtained,” Melissa Berthier, a Miami Beach spokeswoman, said in an email.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.