Apartments burned - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Apartments burned

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:57:34 GMT
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
  • Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:52:00 GMT
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>
  • Storm clean up is underway at wildlife rehabilitation center

    Storm clean up is underway at wildlife rehabilitation center

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:46:45 GMT
    Storm Clean up is underway at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Thomasville.   Sierra Dorpinghouse is all geared up and ready to help with clean up after Friday's storm damaged several animal cagesMore >>
    Storm Clean up is underway at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Thomasville.   Sierra Dorpinghouse is all geared up and ready to help with clean up after Friday's storm damaged several animal cagesMore >>

January 30, 2003

Americus -- More than two dozen people are homeless after a fire destroys an apartment complex.

Residents of Murphy Mills Apartments are taken inside what's left of the complex one by one to see the extent of their loss.

The fire started about 3:00 Thursday afternoon. A resident saw smoke coming from a wall, and ran next door to call for help.

It took firefighters 90 minutes to get the fire put out. The fire chief said it took so long because the flame was so hot. Eight of the 12 units were destroyed, but no one was hurt.

The Red Cross is providing food and shelter for those who need it. The cause of the fire was determined to be electrical, inside a wall. The fire chief says the blaze started in an outlet, or in the main service cable.

A fire unit from Plains assisted Americus Fire Department, and volunteers were on duty at the Americus fire station.

posted at 6:25PM by dave.miller@walb.com

Powered by WorldNow