Six people rescued, including man in wheelchair, from fire at Delray Beach five-story building

DELRAY BEACH — Six people were rescued from a fire in a five-story oceanfront condominium Tuesday morning in Delray Beach, including a man in a wheelchair who was carried down several flights of stairs by fire rescue personnel, according to officials.

Delray Beach Fire Rescue responded to a fire alarm about 5:30 a.m. at Ocean Place condominiums at 2155 S. Ocean Blvd.

The fire started in a fifth-floor unit where former NBA player Jayson Williams lives, although he wasn’t in the condo at the time.

Between 15 and 20 residents were in the building, but most got out before fire rescue arrived. No one was injured.

Delray Beach Fire Rescue rescued six people, including a man in a wheelchair, from a fire at a five-story condominium early Tuesday.

Delray Beach Fire Rescue rescued six people, including a man in a wheelchair, from a fire at a five-story condominium early Tuesday. (Delray Beach Fire Rescue)

When Delray Beach Fire Rescue arrived, they saw smoke in stairwells and re-classified the call as a high-rise fire. Twenty rescue vehicles responded, including six from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

The fire, which was under control in a few minutes, was contained to a bedroom and bathroom, although the unit sustained heavy smoke and water damage.

The cause of the fire isn’t known.

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