20 units damaged in overnight apartment fire in Hoover

Fire at Hoover apartment building

HOOVER, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: A fire Thursday destroyed 20 units in an apartment complex in Hoover. Thankfully, no one was injured, but several families have lost everything.

Firefighters from Hoover Fire and Rescue saved two men and three dogs. We also spoke with one of the survivors, Diandra Cohill, who woke up her family and neighbors to alarm them about the fire.

Now several groups are also working to help these families.

A fitness group called The Sixth Avenue Sliders are giving clothes. The group’s president, Lois Germany, said she was moved to act after seeing the damage from the fire.

If you’d like to donate clothes you can call the Fountain Heights Recreation Center at 205-515-3912.

ORIGINAL: Officials with Hoover Fire and Rescue say several families are displaced after 20 units were damaged in an overnight fire at an apartment complex.

Captain Scott West says the fire started around 1:30 a.m. at Hawthorne at Wisteria off Lorna Road. Eight units have heavy fire damage and 12 have smoke or water damage.

Two men and three dogs were rescued from one apartment. Fortunately, there have not been any injuries reported.

The fire was contained to one building. Officials are still investigating how the fire started.

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