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One person hospitalized in Stevens Point apartment fire

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Smoke coming from Hi Rise Manor Apartment

UPDATE: 1:20 p.m.

In a joint statement the Stevens Point Police and Fire Department say the initial call came in as a fire alarm on the third floor shortly before 6:30 Wednesday morning. A second call came in for a medical alarm in a unit located on the third floor. 

When both department's arrived on scene they found heavy black smoke coming from a window on the third floor, it was also reported that people were still in the building. 

The fire was contained to one apartment, smoke filled most of the third floor along with minor water damage. 

Firefighters completed searches of all seven floors in the building and accounted for all 75 residents. 

A box alarm was called, sending multiple departments to the scene, in total 13 different departments responded to the scene. 

As of this update, personnel from the fire department are still on the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

One person was transported to the hospital with injuries. 


UPDATE: One person was taken to the hospital and dozens of people were evacuated following a fire at an apartment complex this morning. 

Fire officials tell News 9 that the fire started on the third floor. The person living in the unit where the fire started was taken to the hospital, however, their condition is not known.

Residents say they started smelling smoke early this morning and evacuated the building.

"My first reaction was what was going on, like what happened?" said Andrea Curley who is a resident of the building. "I got out of bed and started smelling smoke and it was like boom. I had to get somewhat dressed and get myself outside." 

Curley said she's lived there for 15 years and has only seen a similar incident once before. 

The Red Cross is helping any residents that may have been displaced. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 


STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WAOW) -- UPDATE – The American Red Cross said it has sent out disaster teams to help residents of the 73-unit apartment building who have been affected by the early-morning fire in Stevens Point.

Red Cross officials said the teams will be working virtually and at the scene, gauging both short- and longer-term needs, including temporary housing.

Stay tuned to News 9 as this story continues to develop. 


STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WAOW) -- Stevens Point fire crews responded to an apartment complex where smoke coudl be seen coming from the building. 

A News 9 reporter at the complex confirmed residents were evacuated from the complex Wednesday morning just before 7.

This is at the Hi Rise Manor Apartment Complex on Briggs Court. 

Stay tuned to News 9 as this story continues to develop. 

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