Fire Seriously Damages Apartment Building
A fire left a number of North Central Florida residents homeless Sunday night.
Just before 7:45 Sunday evening, Gainesville police received a call about a body in a Dumpster at the Laurels Apartment complex off of Southwest 34th Street.
There was no body, but there was a fire.
The fire moved fast. The first call was being called a one-alarm fire.
An hour later, it was reported as a two-alarm fire. By 9 p.m., 10 firefighting units from Alachua County and Gainesville Fire Rescue were working the scene.
The fire spread to at least six apartments.
The cause of the fire is unknown. What is also unknown is if the apartment building can be salvaged.
The American Red Cross is working with the residents affected by the fire.
Fire rescue officials say the fire has been contained, but the fire investigator won't be able to go into the building until Monday.
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