A malfunctioning heating pad has been determined to be the cause of a fire that caused extensive damage to a 10-unit apartment building in Mountain Lake Park last Friday afternoon. Volunteers and apparatus from 11 different fire departments responded to the 2:36 p.m. alarm, with those first on the scene finding flames and smoke coming from the south end of the two-story structure, located along Louis B. Naylor Drive off Oakland Drive (old U.S. Rt. 135). The fire was brought under control in about 20 minutes, but personnel remained on the scene for some four hours. All of the families in the building were displaced. See a story in today's issue for more details. To see the entire newspaper, click on "Your Virtual Newspaper" above.
Today is Nov. 20. 2014.