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Severe fire destroys 8 apartments, injures 3 cats at Anderson apartment complex

Anderson apartments fire displaces at least 16 residents

ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) — Multiple fire agencies battled a severe two-alarm fire that damaged eight apartments and injured three cats at a complex in Anderson on Monday morning.

The two-alarm fire broke out at the Applecreek Apartments at Winesap Way off 53rd Street in Anderson around 9:50 a.m., and was marked under control within an hour.

A two-alarm fire means the fire has grown in severity and is difficult to control.

Todd Cawthorn, deputy fire chief for Anderson FD, told News 8 that 30 firefighters from at least two agencies responded to the scene.

A total of eight apartments were damaged due to fire, smoke, and water. Three cats were also injured in the fire and taken to a nearby veterinary clinic.

No humans were injured.

Cawthorn says utilities to the entire complex would be shut off, but did not say how long it would take to restore them.

Firefighters did not say what caused the blaze. Drivers were asked to avoid the area while crews were on the scene.