Fire Destroys Circleville Apartment Building, Displacing Several People


UPDATED: Sunday February 24, 2013 8:11 PM

Investigators were searching for the cause of a fire that destroyed an apartment building Sunday morning.  
 
Firefighters said it started on the second floor of the eight-unit building on Logan Street.  
 
One woman said she narrowly escaped the flames.
 
"I woke up to smoke, and I smelled smoke in my bedroom, and it was coming out of the ceiling," Tracy Harris said.
 
Harris said she woke her children and her grandchildren, then rushed everyone out of the apartment.
 
Catherine Thatcher said she was leaving for work when she realized the building with her son inside asleep.
 
"I saw the flames, and I said, 'Oh, my God! The apartments on fire! The apartment's on fire!' And I jumped out of the car. The car wasn't even in park yet. I jumped out of the car and just yelled for (my son). That was the only thing I was worried about was trying to find him," Thatcher said.
 
Everyone escaped safely.
 
Those who were displaced by the fire were assisted by the American Red Cross.
 
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