Unknown Fire Leaves Mom Asking Questions
Published April 20th, 2012
Gainesville Fire Fighters rescued two people from the second floor of an apartment that caught fire this morning in Southeast Gainesville. Firefighters don't know what caused the fire.
Fire Fighters isn't clear how the fire started but they believe it started in the kitchen in of those of apartments at Arbor Park. Now, One lady, a mom whose entire apartment is destroyed says she still processing what happened.
Fire fighters arrived to Danielle Sullivan's apartment around 10 Friday Morning.
"I lost my stuff, but everything will come back to me," Danielle Sullivan, who lives in the apartment that started the fire said.
Fire fighters were looking at the damage.
"It still hurting, and I'm trying to figure out what happened," Sullivan said.
Sullivan said her 9 month old baby and the baby's father were inside the apartment. They left and ten minutes later Sullivan said neighbors were shocked.
"All they heard was a boom and the fire started," Sullivan said.
Sullivan was at work at the time the fire erupted from her apartment, she got a call from her baby's father informing her what happened.
"That was all I was thinking about was my kid," she said.
Once she left work and saw her apartment she was frantically searching for he child.
"Where's my baby, where's my baby," she asked her neighbors?
Here is where fire fighters saved a man from the second floor in the back window since the hallway was filled with smoke. Fire fighters say the fire spread to only two units, but the smoke damaged all 16. Residents think it was a stove top fire but fire officials are investigating.
"Well we won't know until the investigation is complete, that's what the investigators are trying to determine," Lt. Don Campbell, Gainesville Fire Rescue said.
Sullivan's Grateful no on was hurt.
"Thank God for my neighbors, they're very alert, Thank God they watched," Sullivan said.
Workers from Red Cross were out helping everyone involved in those 16 units. They say Paradigm Properties will take care of the housing. The units burned, Red Cross volunteers will help those families who lived there with food and clothing.
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