MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Multiple fire crews responded to a four-alarm apartment complex fire in Maryland Heights on Sunday.
News 4 was at the scene around 8 a.m. when multiple units showed up to battle flames at Woodhollow Apartments located at 1855 Mckelvey Hill Drive. One buildings of the multi-building complex was impacted by the fire. This building had 30 units, but it is unknown how many people lived in each unit.
One person was transported to a local hospital for treatment. "There were a lot of rescue right off the bat from the initial engine companies that showed up. They did a really great job getting people out. We had one person transported with smoke inhalation," said Capt. Robert Daus, with the Maryland Heights Fire Dept.
One resident, for unknown reasons, attempted to run back into the burning building. "We can't have people running back into a burning building, but he was quickly grabbed and pulled back out," said Capt. Daus.
David Hanser was living in the building that caught fire. "It's disheartening, everything I have is pretty much gone," said Hanser. He was sleeping when the fire started and only knew of it because fire fighters broke down his door to get him out. "I didn't hear the fire alarm, I did not hear the fire alarm at all," said Hanser.
Hanser was glad he made it out, but even happier his dog Brutus survived the fire. "Little Brutus dog here...I had to make sure he got out," said Hanser.
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