Arson investigators respond to apartment fire

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by Bethanni Williams

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 5:16 AM

Updated Saturday, Jan 11 at 1:58 PM

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(WHAS 11)-- A family of four is out of their apartment after an apartment fire.

The fire broke out just before 4 a.m. in the 200 block of Southland Boulevard, which is near the airport.

The smoke detector alerted the family inside and the father called 911.

A family of four, including a a 3-year-old and a baby, are displaced.  The Red Cross has been called out to help the family.

The fire is being called questionable because it started in a stairwell going into the building.

There is significant damage to the back to the apartment building and windows have been blown out.

The firefighters had some challenges where they had to put a ladder down over the stairwell to gain access to the fire because the stairwell was burnt. It took them about 25 minutes to put the fire out.

Arson investigators will be out at the apartment complex surveying the damage of the fire.

There was no one else in the building. The complex had four units and only one was occupied.

Fire officials said it could’ve been a lot worse because of the location of where the fire started.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

 

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