The fire appears to have started in the ceiling and attic area above a bathroom. An occupant of the unit heard crackling noises and smelled a little bit of smoke about the same time neighbors also saw fire coming from the attic and called 911. Smoke alarms did not activate as there apparently was not enough smoke in the living space area to activate the alarms.
Damages are estimated at approximately $200,000.00 to the structure and $50,000.00 to the contents. The cause appears to be electrical in nature though it is still under investigation. A total of 45 firefighters were on scene. There were no reported injuries to residents or fire and rescue personnel.
A total of seven people (two families) have been displaced as a result of the fire. Red Cross is on scene assisting those who were displaced.