Raw: Blaze rips through Highland apartment building

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 15 at 1:41 PM

HIGHLAND, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Fire crews were called to battle a one-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Highland, Illinois Tuesday.

Officials said firefighters responded after a blaze broke out at the apartment complex in the 1200 block of El Kay Court around 11:50 a.m.

Firefighters said initial reports suggested people were trapped inside the building, but officials later determined that everyone made it out safely. Authorities said multiple residents were inside the apartments when the fire started.

One witness at the scene said two people were taken to an area hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. 

Firefighters are still working to extinguish the flames. According to reports, firefighters are putting out hot spots and flare-ups.

Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com for the latest developments.

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