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Officials investigating fire at apartment complex

February 2, 2012

Initial ruling: Fire intentional, investigation still taking place

Initial ruling: Fire intentional, investigation still taking place
Borger officials are investigating a fire that occurred at an abandoned apartment complex Tuesday evening.
On January 31, 2012, an abandoned North Park apartment complex in the 1400 block of Hazelwood was set on fire.
Borger Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell stated, that the fire department received the call at 9:29 p.m.
At 10 p.m. firefighters contained the fire.
He continued to say one of the bedrooms in the complex that caught fire was heavily damaged by smoke.
The rest of the building received light smoke damage, but was essentially unharmed.
Neighbors thought they heard someone, but no one was caught.
“As of now we are ruling it an intentionally set fire but, it is still under investigation,” said Langwell.
Four apparatuses, four trucks, nine personnel and the Borger Police Department were on the scene. No injuries were reported.
Anyone with information on this fire is encouraged to contact the Borger City Fire Marshal at 273-0952.

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