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Overnight fire displaces all residents of Lufkin apartments

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An early morning fire damaged a building at a Lufkin apartment complex.

Lufkin Fire Department spokesman Steve McCool said the fire broke out at approximately 1 a.m. on Wednesday at Silver Creek Apartments, located at 2605 South First Street, and was under control in about an hour.

Units are still on the scene monitoring hot spots.

McCool said 10 to 15 of the 16 units were occupied, but are now unlivable, due to roof damage. Red Cross is providing shelter to any families which need it.

Nobody was injured in the fire.

"In fact, we even rescued three pets," McCool said. "A snake, a gerbil and a dog."

McCool said the fire was caused from a cigarette.

"There was an ash tray on a wooden balcony, right next to where the fire started," he said.

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