Two people sent to the hospital after Lafayette apartment fire

Virginia St Fire

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Two people were sent to the hospital after an apartment fire in Lafayette. The call came in just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Lafayette firefighters did not know the hospital the two were sent to or their conditions, but they said the two people were alive when they were removed from the apartment.

They said one person was able to get out of the complex on their own. Another had to be rescued, but firefighters said they had a hard time getting to the victim because several objects in the home got in their way.

The fire started in an apartment at 1608 Virginia Street. Firefighters said the neighboring apartment at 1610 Virginia Street likely has smoke damage. Firefighters contained the fire to the back of the complex.

On Monday, Lafayette Fire Inspector Gary Bennett said they were able to determine the fire started in the utility room of the unit, but they are still unable to pinpoint the cause.

Bennett said the names of victims involved have still not been released.


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