GRANGER, Ind. (WNDU) - Emergency crews battled a massive fire at Main Street Village Apartments in Granger.
It started Monday afternoon in a block of apartments on Sterling Drive.
All tenants have been accounted for, and the Mishawaka fire battalion chief told us that no residents were hurt. Three pets were rescued.
One firefighter was taken to the hospital and was released Monday night, according to a Mishawaka firefighter.
Fourteen crews were called to the scene. Firefighters had to pull out of one part of the building when the roof started to collapse.
"It's basically kind of timber and a lot of wood up there," Mishawaka Fire Battalion Chief Mike Cloy said. "Then, it just basically spreads horizontally any way it wants to. Really, the fire kind of just has a mind of its own."
Mike Haugh watched from his second-floor apartment across the way.
"I happened to look across there and just saw the fire erupting, and then immediately, within seconds, the entire building is coming down," Haugh said.
Haugh's biggest concern was whether pets were able to escape.
There's no word yet on what caused the fire, but officials say they believe it began in a ground-level apartment and rose to the attic.
Red Cross is on the scene to help displaced tenants.
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