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Fire spreads from one apartment to entire complex in Collins

An apartment fire around noon on Monday left several Collins families homeless.

Collins firefighters were called to the Meadows Apartment Complex on Rebecca Road just before 1 p.m. when residents reported flames and smoke coming out of one of the units.

By the time firefighters arrived at the scene, the fire had spread from one unit through the walls and into the roof that housed the eight units.

Fire chief John Pope said the initial fire started in the kitchen area of one of the units. No one was injured, and pope said the American Red Cross remains on the scene trying to help residents with their immediate personal and housing needs.

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