Updated: Thursday, 29 Apr 2010, 9:00 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 29 Apr 2010, 10:55 AM EDT
LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) - A swift moving fire badly damaged a Lawrence apartment building Thursday morning. It took fire crews a little over two hours to get the fire under control.
The initial call about the fire came at around 9:40 a.m. Firefighters quickly arrived at the Harrison Point apartments in the 4500 block of Roxie Drive.
Chopper 8 flew over the scene a short time later. Initially light smoke could be seen coming from the roof of the building. But, within minutes the fire seemed to intensify and flames could be seen coming from the roof.
The fire was upgraded to a second alarm at around 11 a.m. About an hour later the majority of the fire was out, but firefighters still were battling hot spots at 12:15 p.m.
Fire officials said they had to treat two people for smoke inhalation, but they didn't have to be transported to the hospital.
A total of 17 apartments were lost in the fire and 25 families were impacted.
The apartment manager said the complex has enough empty apartments available for the displaced residents, but it may take a couple of days.
The Red Cross did not plan to set up a shelter however they are still working with affected families and providing emergency funds for families to go out and buy basic necessities.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.