ROLLAS, Mo. -- Firefighters fought a fire at an apartment complex at 503 East 12th St. that started shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday. Crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from the apartment complex when they arrived.
This apartment complex is made up of four different apartment buildings, which contained at least four apartments in each building. Dale Wands owns the apartments, which housed numerous Missouri S & T students.
Firefighters found heavy fire at the front of two of the apartment buildings. Crew squickly knocked down the fire and searched the buildings to make sure all occupants were out safely.
Rolla Fire and Rescue responded with two 75-foot ladder/pumpers, one pumper, and an air truck. In total, 17 firefighters responded to the scene, with personnel remaining on the scene for approximately 3.5 hours.