Apartment fire in Tempe displaces families

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Fire broke out at the Regent Park Apartments in Tempe Sunday.  20 March 2017 [Source: 3TV/CBS5] Fire broke out at the Regent Park Apartments in Tempe Sunday. 20 March 2017 [Source: 3TV/CBS5]
A Red Cross representative is going over shelter options to displaced residents.  20 March 2017 [Source: 3TV/CBS5] A Red Cross representative is going over shelter options to displaced residents. 20 March 2017 [Source: 3TV/CBS5]
TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

It was a rough night and a long day at Tempe’s Regent Park Apartments after a fire broke out late Sunday.

Firefighters from Tempe were called around 10:30 p.m. Sunday to the three story apartments along Apache Boulevard near McClintock.

When they arrived they saw smoke billowing out of the air conditioning vents and pouring out of the roof, but no active flames.

[ORIGINAL STORY: Dozens without water, power after apartment fire in Tempe, Red Cross helping]

Fire officials said a thermal imaging camera was used to locate the fire between interior walls on the first floor.

Six of the units in the building were damaged. The building also has no electricity or water as a result of the fire.  

More than a dozen people are being assisted by the American Red Cross which has provided a facility for the displaced residents.

Some of the residents are choosing to stay at the building.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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