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MORNING FIRE: Indianola Residents Evacuated

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Indianola residents had a startling wake-up call Saturday morning.

Fire fighters were called to the Foxboro Apartment Homes at 1001 West Third Street shortly after 9 a.m.

“It probably took about thirty minutes from the initial dispatch to the time the fire was knocked out and we were starting overhaul,” said Ted Neller, a Captain with the Indianola Fire Department.

When fire fighters arrived everyone had already made it out of the building. Crews were able to extinguish the flames they believe started in one unit.

The resident inside that unit made it out safely but her dog did not survive.

Luckily, other units in the building only sustained minor smoke damage.

One resident says she’s very thankful she woke up to a unique alarm.

“I was sleeping on my couch and my cat came in and slapped me in the face and was crying. I woke up with my apartment in smoke,” said Suzanne Ackerman, a neighbor.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.