Eight families displaced after apartment fire in Hoover

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - Hoover firefighters responded to a fire on Long Leaf Drive at Galleria Crossings Apartments around 12:40 a.m. on Sunday morning. When crews arrived on the scene, they found two units on fire.

A family with two small children escaped from the unit where the fire originated from after their smoke detector went off. The family then alerted other residents of the building. Everyone escaped with no injuries.

Fire crews had the fire under control within 10 minutes.

Electricity was turned off to the building, displacing eight families. The apartment manager arranged for temporary housing for residents who did not have a place to go.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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