LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – An apartment building in Limestone County was destroyed in an early morning fire. At first, just one unit was destroyed, and three others had smoke and water damage. Later in the morning, the flames re-ignited, destroying four homes.
The structure is on Piney Chapel Road just west of Piney Chapel Elementary School. When firefighters arrived, the fire was burning intensely in Apartment #1. A resident said it started in that unit.
Piney Chapel and Owens Volunteer Fire Departments responded, put out the flames and then returned when an American Red Cross volunteer called 911 to say the fire had started again. The building is a total loss.
No one was injured in the fire. It's not clear how it started yet.
The Red Cross is asking for donations for the families who lived in the four units. They've lost everything. One of the families just moved to north Alabama over the weekend from Oklahoma. To make a donation, call the Huntsville branch of the American Red Cross at (256) 536-0084.
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