Crews respond to fire at West Ridge Apartments in Jackson

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson firefighters responded to an apartment fire Friday morning. The fire happened at West Ridge Apartments on O Ferrell Avenue.

“Someone walked to the fire station that was located at the zoo, which is not far from here, and reported the fire to the crews that worked at the station,” said Assistant Fire Chief Patrick Armon. “When they got here, the fire had already broken through the roof.”

Before parts of the two-story building crumbled, everyone was able to get out safely. Kadarious Brown was inside his apartment when his mother saw the fire.

“We would have been dead by now, if she had never told us,” he stated. “Mama came in there and beat on the wall, and she said the house is burning up, and then she said to get out because it was burning.”

According to Brown, the fire started on the bottom floor. When he noticed people were still inside their units, he alerted them about the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire investigators said the Red Cross will help those who were displaced.

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