New Auburn apartment complex catches fire, no injuries reported

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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Auburn Fire units responded to a report of a structure fire at 4:15 p.m. at an apartment complex known as 160 Ross.

Heavy smoke and fire was visible on the roof near the NE side of the complex adjacent to E. Glenn Ave.

Fire officials say the apartment complex was empty and still undergoing construction. There are no reports of injuries to residents or firefighters.

Search of the structure was initiated by the first arriving engine companies. The fire was contained and extinguished through the use of the aerial platform and interior hand lines.

The fire extended throughout the attic towards the NE corner of the structure and was brought into containment at 1730. A partial roof collapsed hindered initial firefighting efforts. Full containment and extinguishment was confirmed at 1800.

The Auburn Fire Department utilized 35 on-duty personnel for the firefighting efforts.

Multiple agencies assisted in the effort, and the Auburn Police Department was on scene to assist with site control and shutting down E. Glenn Ave.

The Opelika Fire Department provided an engine to assist with calls. Alabama Power Company shut the power off to the building affected by the fire. Auburn Codes division assisted in shutting down the alarm system and isolating the sprinkler system on the fire floor.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and is undetermined at this time.

We will update this story with more details as they become available

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