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Fire destroys 2 apartment units in Energy, Ill.

Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 3:03 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2021 at 3:39 PM CST
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ENERGY, Ill. (KFVS) - Multiple crews responded to an apartment complex fire in Energy on Tuesday night, November 23.

Crews were called at approximately 9:30 p.m. to a fire at an eight unit Shawnee Enterprises apartment building on West Ford Street.

When officers arrived they found a female resident that had been trapped inside her upstairs apartment by extreme heat and smoke conditions.

Officer Bryan relayed pertinent information to responding fire units that instructed Aux Officer Wall to evacuate residents from the rest of the building.

He then attempted to make his way up the stairwell to reach the trapped resident.

When officer Bryan make it up the stairwell he saw the female had escaped her apartment and collapsed in stairwell.

Officer Bryan and an unknown bystander pulled the woman to safety.

The woman was transported to Herrin Hospital and later airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.

At this time the woman is expected to survive.

Crews responded to a fire at an eight unit  Shawnee Enterprises apartment building on West Ford...
Crews responded to a fire at an eight unit Shawnee Enterprises apartment building on West Ford Street on Tuesday night, November 23.(Source: KFVS/Mike Snuffer)

Firefighters said only two units, a lower and upper, sustained major damage.

A fire chief on the scene said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Two apartment units were destroyed by a fire in Energy, Ill.
Two apartment units were destroyed by a fire in Energy, Ill.(KFVS)

Firefighters from multiple departments responded to the blaze, including Herrin and Carterville.

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