4 children and 2 adults injured in overnight apartment fire

No word yet on how the fire started
No word yet on how the fire started(WWSB ABC 7)
Published: Nov. 7, 2021 at 10:42 AM EST
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BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - Four children and two adults are injured after their apartment complex in Bradenton caught fire Saturday night. According to the Cedar Hammock Fire Station, 16 units at the Aaron Lakes Apartments were damaged by the fire.

“The flames were just huge,” Vicki Vallentine-Willis said. “You could see them coming out the top of the building, out the sides. It was just horrible.”

It was a scary night for many at the Aaron Lakes Apartments.

The Cedar Hammock Fire Department couldn’t give details on the injured residents, only that six people are being treated for injuries.

Fire officials were sent out to the complex late Saturday night and spent hours fighting the flames.

“We were all fearing for their lives as well as the fact that it looked like it was spreading so fast,” Vallentine-Willis said. “It was moving so quickly that we were afraid it was going to launch into our building.”

The flames were eventually extinguished, but not before people in 16 units were displaced because of damaged done to their homes. They are being helped by the American Red Cross.

Fire officials haven’t told us what caused the fire.

The Cedar Hammock Fire Department and the state fire marshal’s office are investigating.

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