A vacant apartment
that was being prepared for new tenants was damaged Friday morning in a fire.
It happened shortly
after 8 a.m. in a vacant unit at the Royal Oaks apartment homes on Noble Oaks
Workers inside the
house were restoring the power to the unit and the stove had been previously
left on despite the power being turned off. Items that were placed on the stove
then caught fire when the power was restored.
Responding fire crews
had the fire contained and out within minutes of arrival. Fire officials
believe it started on the stove and quickly spread up into the walls.
Three units had to be
evacuated but no injuries were reported. At least one unit sustained minor
The fire is out and the scene has been
cleared. Investigators will now take a hard look into the cause due to the fact
that no one lives in the unit where the fire originated.