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Out of Control Blaze in Fireplace Renders Apartment a Total Loss

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Two women woke up Thursday morning to a huge fire coming from the fireplace of their apartment near SPID and Paul Jones.

It was around 9:30 a.m. Fire investigators said the fire inside of the fireplace got out of hand, causing major damage to the apartment and the roof of the building. The apartment was said to be a total loss.

Thankfully, everyone got out okay.

"Most of the fire was contained to the exterior of the building. The fireplace," said Battalion Chief David Saenz of the Corpus Christi Fire Department. "We have investigators here to determine the cause, so we are looking at that for now."

Firefighters said that, if it had happened in the middle of the night, the damage could have been much worse.

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