Apartment fire breaks out in Homewood; no injuries reported

(Credit: WIAT CBS 42, Nic Gulas)
(Credit: WIAT CBS 42, Nic Gulas)

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HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT)- The Homewood Fire Department has confirmed there is an apartment fire at 11 Aspen Court in Homewood.

Two ladder trucks are currently present. Homewood FD is still trying to put out the last remaining flames.

(Credit: Ben Briggs)
(Credit: Ben Briggs)

Investigators say the fire started in a unit on the third floor, got into the attic and quickly spread to nearly twelve units.

People who live in the building say they raced out of their apartments with only the clothes on their backs.

Fortunately everyone was able to get out safely and the red cross is working to provide temporary housing.

At this time the cause is under investigation but the fire damage appears to be limited to about six units… With two dozen others suffering water damage.

CBS 42 has a crew on scene and will update you when more information becomes available.

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