PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Fire crews responded to an apartment fire Monday at a senior living complex in Port Charlotte.
According to Charlotte County Fire, one person was transported to a local facility in stable condition.
The fire broke out Monday afternoon at the Oxford House in the Charlotte Square Condominium complex. That's a 55+ community located on Gertrude Avenue off Harbor Boulevard.
When firefighters arrived on scene just before 1:30 p.m. they found smoke coming from the eaves and from a second-floor apartment, and occupants of the multi-family two story building were evacuating into the parking lot.
Firefighters made entry into the building, preformed a primary search and found no one in the apartment.
Firefighters work able to get the fire under control at 1:50.
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is urging drivers to avoid the area while fire crews work.