Apartment Fire Damage Estimated At $1 Million

The investigation continues following a Halloween night fire that destroyed an apartment building at the Park West complex near 108th and Fort. 

Dozens of residents were forced from their homes after flames tore through the building around 7:30. Fire officials say damage is estimated a little over $1 million.

"We're left homeless," Stephanie Hobbs told 6 News.  "We're staying with a friend, thank God, but there are people who are from out of town that just moved here who have nothing. They have nothing now." 

Hobbs said the ordeal was traumatic for her children. "That's the worst thing is watching your children panic, and all you can say is 'it's going to be OK,' and you're not sure. It's terrible." 

The two-alarm fire broke out on the third floor of one of the buildings and took two hours for firefighters to put out.  The second and third floors of the building collapsed about an hour into the fire attack.

One person was taken to the hospital due to a pre-existing condition.  The fire department spent the night at the complex monitoring the building. 

(Drone photo: Patrick Jones)


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