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Cedar Springs apartments damaged, destroyed in fire


3 3 BRIAN:..FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT SPARKED THIS BLAZE IN CEDAR SPRINGS.THE FIRE AT THE RED FLANNEL ACRES APARTMENTS STARTED AROUND 4-30 THIS AFTERNOON.THE COMPLEX IS ON OAK COURT — ON THE NORTHEAST END OF TOWN. 3 THERE ARE 8 APARTMENTS IN THE BUILDING — 7 OF THEM WERE OCCUPIED.NO ONE WAS HURT.THE RED CROSS AND LOCAL CHURCHES ARE HELPING IMPACTED VICTIMS. FIRE OFFICIALS TELLS THEY COULDN’T GO INSIDE THE BUILDING BECAUSE THE ROOF WAS COLLAPSING.IT TOOK CREWS FROM FOUR DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS ABOUT 90 MINUTES TO GET IT UNDER CONTROL. 3 DAVID BARNESCAPTAIN, CEDAR SPRINGS FIRE DEPTRIGHT NOW WE’RE JUST GOING TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE ALL THE FIRE OUT. WE DO NOT WANT TO COME BACK. WE’RE GOING TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE EVERYTHING OUT. WE’RE WORKING WITH THE RESIDENTS TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A PLACE TO GO, MEDICATIONS EVERYTHING THEY NEED. WE’RE GOING TO MAKE THE BUILDING SAFE AND THEN WE’LL PROBABLY CLEAR THE SCENE UNTIL WE CAN GET THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL AND INSURANCE INVESTIGATORS OUT TO LOOK THROUGH IT. 3 3 BRIAN:..THE FOUR UNITS ON THE UPPER FLOOR WERE DESTROYED — THE THREE OCCUPIED BOTTOM UNITS TOOK A LOT OF SMOKE AND WATER DAMAGED.FIRE WALLS IN THE BUILDING HELPED CONTAIN THE FIRE TO MOSTLY THE ATTIC AREA.

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