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28 Units Destroyed in Canton Apt. Fire

Authorities received a call at 2 p.m. today.

Update 5:22 p.m. Friday

Sgt. Stacy Bailey, spokeswoman for the , offered this update just before 5:30 p.m.:

"They don't know (how the fire started) because it's under investigation. It seems to be that it started on the top floor. We're going to be out here for awhile."

Update 3:56 p.m. Friday

Sgt. Stacy Bailey, spokeswoman for the , offered this update just before 4 p.m.:

"Building No. 3 was not completely destroyed by the fire. The roof did completely collapse in. The top floor is going to have the most damage because of the roof. The basement level and middle floor are going to have a lot of smoke and water damage, but they can't go in and check it at this point. There are 28 units in here. Three are completely vacant. When they first arrived on the scene, there were reports that people were still inside. All the fire departments along with police went door-to-door to make sure everybody was out, to evacuate everybody.

"There are no injuries, but they are checking for medical issues. They are also checking four possible people who have smoke inhalation.

"Fourteen engines, four squads, three ladders, plus any other support—police or any others who are needed (responded to the fire). They have neighboring agencies that are going to respond and cover this area until they finish up here."

" was called first and then was called in."

Update 3:30 p.m. Friday

Twenty-eight units were destroyed in an afternoon fire at the Canterbury Ridge Apartments.

"No injuries that I'm aware of, but there were 28 units that were completely destroyed," said Sgt. Stacy Bailey, spokeswoman for the . "The roof just completely collapsed in on the building."

She said the American Red Cross has been notified of the three-alarm fire and will make arrangements for displaced families.

Stay tuned to Canton-Sixes Patch for updates.

Original Report 2:48 p.m. Friday

Fire crews are at the scene of a three-alarm fire at the Canterbury Ridge Apartments, which is located by the .

Sgt. Stacy Bailey, spokeswoman for the , said officials received word of the fire at 2 p.m.

No word on injuries or the number of people affected by the fire.

"The entire building (No. 3) is destroyed," she said. "We got 15 calls (from) people screaming hysterically."

She had no other details.

Stay tuned to Canton-Sixes Patch for updates.

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canton resident May 25, 2012 at 09:12 PM
HOw did the fire start? No reports on that?
Rodney Thrash May 25, 2012 at 09:32 PM
It will be awhile before officials release an official cause.

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