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Apartment Fire: Still No Cause

Updated: Monday, April 21 2014, 01:31 PM CDT
Neighbors say two men were in that apartment when the fire
started, but they took off before warning the neighbors or answering to
investigators. Residents self-evacuated Grand Avenue Apartments after hearing
the smoke detectors around 4:30 Friday afternoon. There are 12 units in that
building, but the fire was isolated to apartment 8. The people who live there
couldn't go home even if they wanted. Because of smoke damage and water used to
put out that fire the mom and her small son who lived immediately below --can't
go home either.

"I didn't see the actual fire until I came outside, but
I heard the detectors going off. I was in my son's room, and I turned the TV
off. And I'm like 'What is that noise?' And sure enough-- it's a fire,"
mom Jessica Horton said.



Her son was rushed out of the burning building by his
father. She says she had just gotten out of the shower, but it took her only
two minutes to get dressed. After that-- she made it over to the grassy area in
front of the other building in that complex, and waited right alongside her
neighbors. In addition to being thankful for working smoke detectors, those
neighbors are also showing a lot of appreciation for the Springfield fire
department. They put out the flames in 10-minutes. A woman moving into that
building actually called 9-1-1 and reported the fire. As of 9:30 p.m.
investigators were still at that apartment. They're not telling us yet what may
have caused this fire.


Apartment Fire: Still No Cause


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