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CONDO FIRE IN BRIAN'S NEIGHBORHOOD

Today there was a fire in the Independence Park area, very close to where I live. All families in the building have been dispaced for tonight, and it looks like at least three units are a complete loss.

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    My first view of the fire damage to a building in my condo complex. I was told a cooking fire started it.
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    Ash and debris are piled in front.
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    Hoses still line the parking lot, and the water puddle that freezes up overnight by my garage is 4 times bigger at least.
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    The face of these three corner units looks like it was ripped off by a giant hand.
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    Fireman were still dumping debris out of the hole where a sliding glass door used to be. That's still dangerous. Ask my brother, who was a fireman and had a floor collapse under him.
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    The Red Cross was onhand with a food truck. They help everwhere! Charles Becker of the R.C. told me all families must sleep elsewhere for tonight at least for safety.
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    Station 12, "The Dirty Dozen" was on the scene. I was told that one or two people went to the hospital, but no serious injuries. I got to thank one or two of them personally.
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    Too close. Kind of makes you want to double check your stove and oven before leaving, huh? It made me wonder if I'd shut off my space heater.