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Auburn apartment fire destroys 2 units, displaces 5

An early Wednesday morning fire damaged two apartment units in south Auburn. Five occupants safely evacuated. - Courtesy photo/VRFA
An early Wednesday morning fire damaged two apartment units in south Auburn. Five occupants safely evacuated.
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Two apartment units were destroyed and five occupants displaced as a result of an early Wednesday morning apartment fire in south Auburn.

The fire began at approximately 2:35 a.m. at the Willow Park Apartments, 1120 37th St. SE.

A total of five occupants were evacuated from the building, three males, one female and a female child. All but one male will be staying with family. VRFA crews evaluated one male resident for minor injuries, but he refused treatment.

Working smoke alarms alerted several of the residents to the fire, allowing them to evacuate safely, VRFA fire investigators said.

The fire left an estimated $200,000 in damage to the structure and contents, VRFA Investigators said. The cause is undetermined at this time.

Three engines, a ladder truck and a medical aid unit from the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to the fire, called in by a resident at a neighboring apartment complex.  VRFA firefighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly and limit heavy damage to only two of the four units in the apartment building.

The other two apartments received only minor smoke and water damage.

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