A fire at the Desert Rose Apartments this morning has left three people displaced. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The American Red Cross is assisting the residents.
Fire dispatchers received several calls at 8:19 a.m. of a fire in the complex at 29 N. 28th St., building 29. When firefighters arrived five minutes later, flames were coming out a window of a downstairs unit in the 16-unit, two-story, wood frame/stucco apartment building.
Firefighters had the fire out in four minutes. Flames extended out the window up the side of the building and broke out the window to the apartment directly above.
The downstairs apartment was gutted and the upstairs apartment had moderate fire damage around the window on the inside. A damage estimate was not immediately available.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Neighbors told investigators that a car fire occurred outside the same apartment last week. Fire investigators will look to see if the two fires are connected.
One person in the downstairs apartment and two adults in the upstairs unit were displaced. There were no injuries in connection with the incident.