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COPY-Fire causes part of apartment building roof to collapse in Fla.

Associated Press - September 20, 2007 7:44 AM ET

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Firefighters are looking for possible victims of an apartment building fire in Deerfield Beach.

A Broward County sheriff's spokeswoman says an explosion sparked the fire that caused part of the three-story apartment building's roof to collapse. But shortly after it started, the blaze was put out. It is not clear if residents are trapped under where about half of the building's roof appear to have collapsed.

Water poured out of parts of the building as crews tried to tamp down a few hot spots that were producing smoke.

Officials plan to release more details at a news conference.

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