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Source: Kokomo Tribune

Apartment damaged in Wednesday morning fire

By Cody Neuenschwander
    
KOKOMO – A fire Wednesday morning damaged a unit at Westbrook Apartments, located at 3334 S. Dixon Lane, but didn’t cause any injuries.

Westbrook Apartment FireKokomo 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 efficient response.”

Cody Neuenschwander can be reached at 765-454-8570 or by email at cody@kokomotribune.com


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