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No one was hurt in apartment building fire

October 29th, 2009 by Thea

Update: Fire department spokeswoman Helen Fitzpatrick said the fire was caused by a bed that was pushed too close to a heater, causing damage estimated at $70,000 to $90,000 to the complex structure, and $20,000 to the unit. Thanks to PI police blogger Casey McNerthney.

There was a fire in an apartment complex at 2101 7th Ave W this afternoon. Six calls were made from 1:52 to 2:17 p.m., and at least six engines and several police vehicles responded to the scene.

building fire

According to firefighters on the scene, the fire originated in a single unit and was primarily contained to one room. The occupant of that unit, who was out at the time, returned after the fire department had arrived to find her bedroom had taken most of the damage. The occupant reported that she had not left the stove on, candles lit, or any other potentially hazardous materials unattended.

Fire hydrant

Although firefighters have not yet determined what caused the fire, they did verify that no one was hurt in the incident and that the scene is under control.

fire scene

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