Neuenschwander KOKOMO – A fire Wednesday
morning damaged a unit at Westbrook Apartments, located at 3334 S.
Dixon Lane, but didn’t cause any injuries.
Kokomo Fire Department Chief
Nick Glover said one family was displaced from an apartment as result
of the blaze, with the fire’s cause undetermined.
KFD is confident, Glover
said, that the fire started in the attic space of the building. The
fire was contained, he said, only causing damage to one unit. The
electricity to that unit was isolated and shut down, and the other
apartments in the building should be inhabitable, Glover added.
KFD responded to the fire
shortly after 6 a.m., and the last of the fire personnel cleared around
9 a.m. Most of the last hour they were on scene was spent putting out
hotspots, Glover said.
The Howard County
Emergency Management Agency shut down Dixon Road, which runs adjacent
to the apartment complex, between Lincoln and Zartman roads, while KFD
was on scene.
Westbrook Apartments, on
their Facebook page, thanked first responders for their “quick and
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