Families displaced after apt blaze at old Phoenix complex

Posted: Updated:
Red Cross volunteers stepped in to help
azfamily.com

PHOENIX - A two-alarm fire at a Phoenix apartment complex sent scores of people scurrying to safetey.

The fire broke out just after 9 p.m. on Wednesday near 16th Avenue and Camelback. Newchopper 3 captures smoke pouring from the roof, which eventually collapsed. Firefighters say the blaze quickly spread from the first to the second floor before moving on to the attic, where it could have easily spread to other units.

It took 80 firefighters from Phoenix and Glendale about an hour to knock down the flames.

It does not appear that anyone was hurt, but at least two units were burned and about 8 people were displaced by the fire.

Red Cross volunteers stepped in to provide aid to the 8 individuals who were displaced for the Thanksgiving holiday.