Merritt Island home suffers 'significant damage' in fire; one person sent to hospital

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An early-morning fire Saturday sent one person to the hospital and left a Merritt Island house with "significant damage," Brevard County Fire-Rescue officials said.

The house at 430 Artemis Blvd. caught fire at about 2:54 a.m. Saturday. All of the home's residents were safely evacuated, along with a dog, fire officials said. Just before 4 a.m., the "bulk of the fire" had been knocked down.

A Merritt Island home "suffered significant damage" after a fire early Saturday morning, fire rescue crews said.
A Merritt Island home "suffered significant damage" after a fire early Saturday morning, fire rescue crews said.

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A Merritt Island home "suffered significant damage" after a fire early Saturday morning, fire rescue crews said.
A Merritt Island home "suffered significant damage" after a fire early Saturday morning, fire rescue crews said.

A little after 9 a.m., fire-rescue officials said the fire was out, but that the house had "suffered significant damage." The cause of the fire had not been determined by mid-morning Saturday.

One occupant of the home was taken to a local, unspecified hospital for an evaluation with an unspecified condition.

Finch Walker is a Breaking News Reporter at FLORIDA TODAY. Contact Walker at 321-290-4744 or fwalker@floridatoday.com. Twitter: @_finchwalker

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