Apartment fire displaces Carbondale family of four
A family of four was displaced from its Carbondale home after a fire broke out in a bedroom in the family’s apartment. At 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged for a report of a structure fire at 690 Merrill Ave. Apartment 4. Fire personnel were on scene within six minutes and reported dark smoke coming from the garden level windows at the rear of the structure. The first Carbondale fire engine arrived on scene 13 minutes after the 911 notification.The fire was extinguished within 13 minutes of arrival of the first engine. The fire was contained to a bedroom in the apartment. There was no damage to the other apartments in the building, and those residents are able to stay in their homes.No loss amount has been determined at this time. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries.The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.The fire department responded with two fire trucks, one ambulance and 15 personnel. The Carbondale Police Department and Red Cross also responded to this fire.
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