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Fire at senior apartment building under investigation

Published: May. 5, 2021 at 8:30 AM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - UPDATED at NOON - Several people are displaced after a fire in a North Central Florida apartment complex this morning.

Gainesville Fire Rescue says the fire started in an air conditioning unit in the hallway at The Atrium of Gainesville located on north west 41st Street.

Everyone evacuated quickly when the alarm went off.

Firefighters say thanks to the fire doors closing and sprinkler system the fire was contained to the hallway.

Four apartments were damaged by heavy smoke.

The management company is working with displaced residents to find accommodations.

Gainesville Fire Rescue and Alachua County Fire Rescue crews responded to a fire Wednesday morning.

In a Twitter post, GFR said the fire was reported at the Atrium of Gainesville, a senior apartment building on NW 41st St.

They said the fire is under control and all residents have been safely located.

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