13 displaced, 9 units damaged in Beaver apartment fire

13 displaced, 9 units damaged in Beaver apartment fire

(Craig Wright, Beaver Fire Dept.)

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BEAVER — Thirteen people have been displaced after an apartment in Beaver caught fire Friday night, authorities say.

Craig Wright, Deputy Chief of Beaver Fire District 1, confirmed that nine units were affected and 13 people were displaced from The Eagle Roost Inn, located on 75 S. Main. He also stated that, as of approximately 11 a.m. Saturday, crews were mopping up the last few active pockets of flame.

"This building was extra hard to fight due to the nature of the construction," Wright said. "It's been a nightmare to fight. Plus, all the insulation in the roof and the walls are wood shavings. Basically, sawdust is what they insulated this building with when they built it."

Wright said the fire originated in the complex's attic, and one man had to be pulled from the roof by responders. The cause of the fire is currently unknown and will be investigated.

Two other buildings in the complex are currently without power, temporarily displacing their residents as well, Wright said.

All nine units in the building are expected to be a total loss, but no injuries have been reported thus far, and both people and pets were safely evacuated, Wright said. The apartments are low-income housing and the Red Cross and local church members have assisted displaced residents this morning, he added.


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