Apartment Complex Fire

Four pets died Wednesday morning after a fire ripped through Fieldcrest apartments in Dothan

The fire began in the kitchen of one of the apartments.
The smoke was so thick that 4 cats inside didn't make it out alive.

However, no one was inside the unit.

A neighbor who lives below the burned apartment says he was asleep at the time the fire began.

“The maintenance guy came over and began banging on the door. I thought somebody was joking so I actually went back and lay back down. They banged on it again, I started smelling smoke, I got up and grabbed my phone was all I had time to grab, there was so much smoke coming out of there,” said Mark Spence

Investigators say the fire was likely caused by a pot left on a stove.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 12, 2007 at 06:05 AM
    THE FIRE DID NOT START WITH A POT ON THE STOVE. IT WAS A TEA MAKER THAT WAS PLUGGED UP THAT HAD NEVER BEEN USED. THE ELECTRICAL DISFUNCTION OF THE MAKER IS WHAT STARTED THE FIRE.
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