Potentially 8 units displaced. Up to 16 units will be unlivable because utility damage. No injuries. Unsure about pets at this time. Although many people seemed to get out with their dogs. Huntsville Fire is meeting with impacted families as we speak. @whnt pic.twitter.com/UXbyB8cEbL— Ethan Fitzgerald (@EthanWHNT) December 1, 2019
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Several people are without a home following a large apartment fire in Huntsville. Huntsville Fire and Rescue responded to an apartment fire in the 600-block of Lakefront Drive Sunday morning. Huntsville Fire spokesman Capt. Frank McKenzie said eight apartments were likely destroyed, with several others heavily damaged by smoke. Huntsville Fire and Rescue said 16 units are unlivable. Residents said Sunlake at Edgewater Apartments is known for the peaceful atmosphere. “I love the water, I love the walk, the lake, the birds, the quiet, the peace,” said resident Esther Hudson. But today was anything but peaceful for several people who live on Lakefront Drive. “And then I heard somebody knock on my door real hard. Bam bam bam, right? And so I opened the door and they said ‘get out!'” recalls resident Michelle Wells.