Fire guts Bethlehem apartment building, displacing four families
Updated On: Nov 30 2013 05:23:46 PM CST
Just days into the holiday season, a devastating fire forced several Bethlehem families out of their homes.
Fire crews said an apartment building that housed four families on Polk Street caught fire around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday.
The Red Cross was called in to assist the displaced families.
Investigators are still working to determine what sparked the fire.
Evelyn Overstreet said she woke up on Saturday morning when a neighbor's smoke alarm sounded.
"There was smoke and fire pouring from the second floor and then the third and the fourth," Overstreet said.
Overstreet started knocking on doors to wake up her neighbors.
"I went back to find my dog and I couldn't find her," Overstreet said.
Her dog was able to safely escape the fire, but Overstreet said she lost almost everything else. Other then a few pairs of pants, her winter coat, and some family keepsakes, her entire apartment was ruined.
"I have my dad's flag and Korean War hat," Overstreet said.
Overstreet does not have renters insurance and her family is not local.
"I love my apartment, it's killing me I don't know what I'm going to do.
I'm really lost. It's not a good feeling," Overstreet said.
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