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Three men hospitalized, dog treated after two homes catch fire in Fort Lauderdale

Three men hospitalized, dog treated after two homes catch fire in Fort Lauderdale

Three men were hospitalized and a dog was treated for smoke inhalation early Wednesday after two homes, one of them vacant, caught fire before dawn. The men were an elderly father, his adult son, and a roommate, officials said. The son's wife was working at the time, according to neighbor and friend Judy Seiler. "I've never seen so much excitement on Tortuga Lane," she said. "I woke up to all these flashing lights and I stayed in the house because I had no clue what was going on." Two of the men were in critical condition and one was in serious condition, according to Deputy Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Chief Tim Heiser. "They managed to walk to the...

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