Six people, including children, displaced after fire in Berlin

Posted at 4:07 PM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 18:16:01-04

Six people, including a child, were displaced after a fire in Berlin Monday, according to the American Red Cross.

The fire broke out just before 10:45 a.m. at the Valley Crest Apartment Complex, located at 479 Oak Street in Berlin.

The fire affected eight units and approximately 15 people altogether. Only one unit was destroyed and another had significant smoke damage, the Red Cross said. 

Three people were displaced from the destroyed unit. Three more people, including a child, could not return Monday night to the unit with smoke damage.

Firefighters also saved a dog,

“I really want to credit the firefighters quick response, which allowed them to enter the apartment complex and rescue a family pet (dog) from a second floor apartment,” said Fire Chief Dennis Plantz.

All 15 people were offered financial assistance for items such as emergency housing, food and clothing, the Red Cross said. Clients are also provided with everything from personal hygiene items to stuffed animals for the children.

Power has been restored to seven of the eight units, according to the Red Cross

The cause of the fire is still unknown. There were no injuries.