FAIRFIELD, Ala. — Dozens of people re-grouping in Fairfield after being burned out of their apartments in an overnight fire.
The overnight fire ravaged the apartment building and much of the property is severely damaged. While everyone made it out alive, many lost everything they owned.
A charred structure is all that remains of the apartment building. A viewer sent us cell phone video of the flames which destroyed most of the units. Daryn Naylor lives in a nearby building and describes his initial reaction. Naylor said, "It was kind of weird to me because I woke up in the middle of the night. My partna (friend) tapped me on the shoulder, and he was like 'hey the apartment is on fire'."
Fairfield Fire Chief Kevin Sutton said there are no injuries or deaths. Naylor explained some people who live in the nearby buildings saw how the fire began. "I walk outside and see everyone outside. I just come out here and see what's going on," Naylor said on Saturday afternoon. "And they told me it's asinine situation, like somebody threw a bottle and caught the apartment on fire."
Chief Sutton did not confirm that account and said the fire is still under investigation. In the aftermath of the fire, some people are dropping off donations. Angie Ingram is one of them. Ingram is a board member for Hatching Hope, which provides pillows, blankets and other essentials to displaced families. Ingram told ABC 33/40, "The fact that people care what happened and want to make you understand that there is hope out there. That people care and want to give back to them."
Chief Sutton said the property management is moving tenants into other complexes. He said at this time, everybody has a place to stay.