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Dozens of people left homeless after fire at Morrisville apartment complex

March 7, 2019

Seventeen apartments were damaged when a fire broke out Wednesday evening at a Morrisville apartment complex.

Authorities said the fire broke out at the Camden Westwood Apartments at 2500 Summit Ridge Loop just before 5:30 p.m.

No injuries were reported, but three animals were rescued from the apartments and about 40 people were left homeless because of the fire.

Michael Giangrasso and his fiance lived in their apartment for about a year. He had planned to take a nap after work Wednesday evening, but instead his dog wanted to go for a walk. Shortly after they left the apartment, Giangrasso’s neighbor called to say their house was on fire.

“Our place was completely gone. It happened in like 15 minutes,. It was just devastating,” he said. “It looks like our apartment took one of the biggest hits, but I look down at my dog and I look at my finance and that’s what’s important.”

Firefighters said it took about 30 minutes to get the flames under control.

Karen Hunt lives across the street from the apartment complex and watched the situation unfold.

“There was fire everywhere, just everywhere. It was so big,” Hunt said.

Authorities have not said what caused the fire.