Fire Rips Through Apartment Building, Displaces Tenants

By: Katherine Cook
By: Katherine Cook

Several people are displaced after a 2-alarm fire tore through a Springs apartment building early Sunday morning. The 9-11 call came in at 8:50 AM from the Chimney Ridge Apartments on Twin Oaks Drive. Investigators say careless smoking by an 82-year-old-woman is to blame for the fire that caused about $500,000 in damage. Everyone made it out okay and those who's apartments burned, are now in vacant apartments at the same complex. 6 apartments sustained major damage, some including Baily Schryber's place were a total loss.
"It sucks," said Schryber. "We don't have renters insurance so none of our stuff is covered... but we're just happy to be alive."
One firefighter sustained a scratch to his eye, was taken to the hospital, treated and released. Managers at Old Chicago on Woodman Road are taking donations to help those displaced after the fire.


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