[Hpn] Apartment fire leaves eight families homeless

William C. Tinker wtinker@verizon.net
Tue, 04 Dec 2007 05:51:55 -0500


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            Apartment fire leaves eight families homeless  =20
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            Dec 3, 2007

            Reporter: Shalah Sasse

            Email Address: shalah.sasse@wrdw.com
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            News 12 at 11, December 3, 2007

            AUGUSTA, Ga. --- Raven Favars and her two friends were =
walking around their apartment complex when they noticed Building 9 =
smelled like smoke.=20

            "We started smelling smoke and I turned around and I was =
like hurry up and go in there and knock on doors," Raven Favars said.=20

            So she went and called for help.=20

            "We were just walking down there and she noticed the fire =
and she said to go get everybody out of the house and then we knocked on =
the doors. He went to the back, I went to the front, and then we got =
everybody out," Kory Whitehead said.=20

            When firefighters got here, they found heavy smoke coming =
from under the structure. And when firefighters went inside, several of =
the floors had collapsed.=20

            "It just all happened so fast that we didn't even see it =
when we walked past it. It just all happened so fast," Whitehead said.=20

            Eight units and three ladder trucks worked together to get =
the fire under control.=20

            "A lot of smoke, a lot of heat and its just really hard," =
Battalion Chief Richard Burts said.=20

            Firefighters said at least four apartments were destroyed. =
Witnesses said they're thankful everyone made it out.

            "I was actually scared because one of my friends lives there =
but luckily he wasn't there at the time and he lost his dog, but him and =
his mom are sill okay," Favars said.=20

            "I'm just glad that everybody's safe. Except for the boy =
that lost his dog but I'm just glad that everyone's safe and out of the =
house," Whitehead said.=20

            Battalion Chief Richard Burts said there were no injuries, =
but at least one pet died in the fire. Burts said the cause of the fire =
is still under investigation.
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            <P>"We started smelling smoke and I turned around and I was =
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            hurry up and go in there and knock on doors," Raven Favars =
said.=20
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            <P>So she went and called for help. </P>
            <P>"We were just walking down there and she noticed the fire =
and she=20
            said to go get everybody out of the house and then we =
knocked on the=20
            doors. He went to the back, I went to the front, and then we =
got=20
            everybody out," Kory Whitehead said. </P>
            <P>When firefighters got here, they found heavy smoke coming =
from=20
            under the structure. And when firefighters went inside, =
several of=20
            the floors had collapsed. </P>
            <P>"It just all happened so fast that we didn't even see it =
when we=20
            walked past it. It just all happened so fast," Whitehead =
said. </P>
            <P>Eight units and three ladder trucks worked together to =
get the=20
            fire under control. </P>
            <P>"A lot of smoke, a lot of heat and its just really hard," =

            Battalion Chief Richard Burts said. </P>
            <P>Firefighters said at least four apartments were =
destroyed.=20
            Witnesses said they're thankful everyone made it out.</P>
            <P>"I was actually scared because one of my friends lives =
there but=20
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him and=20
            his mom are sill okay," Favars said. </P>
            <P>"I'm just glad that everybody's safe. Except for the boy =
that=20
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of the=20
            house," Whitehead said. </P>
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