Early Morning Fire Displaces Eight Local Apartment Residents

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WACO (April 23, 2013)-An early Tuesday morning apartment fire displaced eight residents of a Waco apartment complex, but none suffered injury.

Waco Fire Department Capt. Shon Cavett said firefighters were sent just after 2 a.m. to the Landmark Apartments, at 344 Richland Drive, after a caller reported seeing smoke in the area.

By the time the first unit arrived, a second caller reported seeing flames shooting from the complex roof and a full alarm was turned in, Cavett said.

The fire started in an upstairs apartment and spread through the attic to a second apartment, Cavett said.

Eight residents in the eight-unit building were displaced.

The two apartments initially involved suffered fire, water and smoke damage and the six remaining units were damaged by smoke and water, Cavett said, and were not inhabitable.

The manager at the complex moved those affected to other vacant apartments within the complex and the American Red Cross was called to provide additional assistance to the victims.

Cavett said the fire marshal had determined the cause of the fire was electrical.

No none was injured, Cavett said.

Firefighters cleared the scene at about 4:45 a.m.