Blaze destroys building at ArkLaTex apartment complex

Grassroots efforts are underway to assist tenants who are directly impacted by the fire

Blaze destroys building at apartment complex in Many [Source: KSLA News 12 viewer Quinton "QD" Montgomery]

MANY, La. (KSLA) — The Louisiana fire marshal’s office has been called in to investigate the blaze that destroyed a building at an apartment complex.

Smoke from the afternoon blaze Jan. 12 that destroyed Building C at Apollo Plaza Apartments in Many could be seen for miles.
Smoke from the afternoon blaze Jan. 12 that destroyed Building C at Apollo Plaza Apartments in Many could be seen for miles. (Source: KSLA News 12 viewer Quinton "QD" Montgomery)

It happened early Sunday afternoon at Apollo Plaza Apartments.

Blaze destroys building at apartment complex in Many

That’s in the 500 block of Middle Creek Road in the Sabine Parish town of Many.

(Source: KSLA News 12 viewer Quinton "QD" Montgomery)

The first call reporting the fire in Building C came in at 12:29 p.m., according to the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office.

No injuries were reported.

It took 1.5 hours for more than 50 firefighters from three fire departments to bring the blaze under control, said Fire Chief Scott Gowen, of Central Sabine Fire District in Many.

His department was assisted by firefighters from North Sabine Fire District and South Sabine Fire District.

There’s no immediate word on what may have started the fire.

A call taker at the apartment complex said they could not answer any questions.

Efforts are underway to help the people impacted by the blaze.

A Facebook post by Anna Cate Williams Wright, of Rigs and Racks Fitness in Many, says bins are being set up on the turf at the fitness center in the 800 block of U.S. Highway 171 Bypass to collect new or gently used clothing, toiletries, duffle bags, backpacks and more.

The business now also is setting up a tent at the apartment complex, where food and toiletries will be made available to the tenants who are directly affected by the fire, she said.

I’ve always loved Sabine Parish for the way they step up and help those around them that are going through hardships....

Posted by Anna Cate Williams Wright on Sunday, January 12, 2020

We need way more big boxes!!! Donations coming in fast!

Posted by Anna Cate Williams Wright on Sunday, January 12, 2020

Apollo Apartments... 💔💔

Posted by Quinton QD Montgomery on Sunday, January 12, 2020

...BUT THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE. ❤️❤️ Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out to help the families who...

Posted by Anna Cate Williams Wright on Sunday, January 12, 2020

And please let’s not forget our First Responders!!!! They have worked all day long and are still working to make sure everyone is safe and remains safe! Thank you so much!

Posted by Anna Cate Williams Wright on Sunday, January 12, 2020

Anyone available to help sort through items at the gym tomorrow? It would be greatly appreciated!!!

Posted by Anna Cate Williams Wright on Sunday, January 12, 2020

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