WATCH: plane catches fire at Florida airport

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An airliner caught on fire on a runway at Fort Lauderdale in Florida on  Thursday.

Approximately seven people have been injured.

“Airplane engine fire, several injuries.” the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter.

Three people were sent to area hospitals.

Initial reports said that an engine caught fire aboard the aircraft.

“Still waiting to hear the extent of injuries. And exactly what happened. But looks like quick action really made a big difference here,” Representative Debbie Wasserman, whose congressional district includes Fort Lauderdale, said on CNN.

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