Fire at apartment complex causes $70,000 in damage

Published 7:41 pm Saturday, January 9, 2021

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The LaGrange Fire Department responded to a fire Saturday at 64 North Cary Street at Wood Glen Apartments, according to a City of LaGrange press release.

The LFD was dispatched at 4:18 a.m. and the first units witnessed heavy fire coming from the upstairs apartments. The LaGrange Police Department was on the scene and went door-to-door alerting and evacuating tenants from their apartments. Fire crews also performed a primary and secondary search of all eight apartments making sure all the tenants were evacuated from the building.

The fire was under control at 4:52 a.m., and the apartment complex was a total loss, according to the press release. Fire loss estimates are set at $70,000 to the structure and contents.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

One tenant reported injuries but was not treated by fire personnel.