Clovis Apartment Fire

June 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Several families are without a home after a fire gutted 6 units of a Clovis apartment complex Wednesday morning. Firefighters still aren't sure what started the blaze but they were called out to the four-plex on Gettysburg between Peach and Villa around 5:30 am. Everyone got out safely but some people said they weren't able to find all of their pets before leaving.

Firefighters said 4 units are a complete loss and 2 others have a lot of damage. Residents describe the early morning scene as chaotic.

"She just freaked out. Hysterical. First it was a calm phone saying my neighbor's back yard was on fire then it was a hysterical I don't know where the cats are and everything is on fire," said Alex Bernard.

Firefighters estimate the damage to be about $500 thousand dollars. The Red Cross is helping 10 people find a place to stay.

Gettysburg was closed for several hours Wednesday morning. It has now re-opened.

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