At least 1 dead following partial building collapse in Surfside

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews are at the scene of a partial building collapse Thursday morning at the Champlain Towers building near 88th Street and Collins Avenue in Surfside.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials confirmed at least one person has been killed.

Local 10 News was at the scene just before 5:30 a.m. as another person was being rescued from their balcony.

More than 80 MDFR units, including Technical Rescue Teams, are at the scene with assistance from municipal fire departments.

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Witnesses say people are currently trapped inside the building’s south tower. Crews are continuing to rescue residents from balconies.

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