An early-morning fire gutted 16 units in a northwest Oklahoma City apartment complex Sunday, but no one was injured in the blaze.
The Oklahoma City Fire Department responded at 4 a.m. to the three-alarm fire at Raindance Apartments near NW 122 and N Pennsylvania Avenue.
Oklahoma City Deputy Fire Deputy Chief Marc Woodard said the fire department is still investigating the cause of the “suspicious” blaze that caused about $560,000 of damage.
Two people in the area noticed the fire and knocked on doors, a move that likely prevented injuries or deaths, Woodard said.
Thirteen families displaced by the fire are receiving aid from the local chapter of the American Red Cross, spokeswoman Kayla Costner said, including help finding temporary shelter and basic items like toiletries, food and clothing.
It took firefighters about 45 minutes to extinguish the blaze, and they remained on scene until about 8 a.m. Sunday, Woodard said.
The fire burned the roof off the second floor of the building, Woodard said.