The Panama City Fire Department responded to an apartment fire at Cox Apartments between 11th Court and 12th Street on Beck Avenue.
According to the PC Fire Department, the fire started when a space heater came in contact with some combustibles. The occupant was able to exit the building.
The Central Panhandle Chapter is responding to assist the victim, who was transported to Bay Medical Center for evaluation. Upon release from the hospital, the Red Cross will be assisting the fire victim with temporary lodging, clothing and food.
Those wishing to help local disaster victims so by going to www.redcross.org, or by making a donation to the local Red Cross Chapter located at 430 E. 15th Street, Panama City.