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4 families lose everything to apartment complex fire in Caruthersville

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CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) -

Six apartment units were lost in a fire in Caruthersville, Missouri on Wednesday morning.

According Fire Chief Charlie Jones it happened at the Taven Apartment Building.

The apartment manager says there are open apartments in that complex the three families will be moved into.

According to authorities at the scene, the fire started just after 10 a.m.

Firefighters were still on the scene early in the afternoon.

According to the woman who owns the apartment complex, the fire appears to be accidental and started by someone doing contract work at the apartments.

No one was hurt.

One woman who lost her home said she's thankful everyone is okay.

"We are blessed because we could have lost our lives in this fire," Delorouise Johnson said. "We can replace material things, but lives you can't replace."

Kennett, Caruthersville and Hayti fire crews responded to the scene. Portageville Fire Department was also standing by for assistance. 

Kate Struttman with the Red Cross says they are helping out three families that lost their home in the fire as of now. 

Struttman says Red Cross are helping out the families with three nights stay at a hotel and will help out with clothing and other supplies needed as well. Afterwards, Struttman says the Red Cross will help assist in finding families a new permanent place to stay.

If anyone would like to help out, Struttman encourages people to donate to the Red Cross. Funds donated with the Red Cross is helping these families in need in this fire in Caruthersville.

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