UPDATE: Officials Investigate Cause of Early Morning Fire

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Updated: 1/30/2013 3:07 pm
UPDATE: Investigators with the Pocatello Fire Department are looking into the cause of an early morning fire at an apartment complex in the 1000 Block of McKinley Avenue in Pocatello.

Acting Battalion Chief Mark Araki says the blaze was confined to one room and furniture was on fire. The apartment sustained some damage to drywall and one window was broken out.

The apartment was supposed to be vacant but some people had been staying there illegally. It was unfurnished except for a couch and that was where the fire originated. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters are battling a fire at an apartment complex in the 1000 block of McKinley in Pocatello.

Multiple crews from the Pocatello Fire Department and Pocatello Police Department intially responded to the blaze that started at around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

According to an officer on the scene, several apartments had been evacuated but police could not say how many residents were forced out by the fire.

Ambulances were dispatched to scene, but there is no official word yet on injuries.

Stay tuned to KPVI.com for the latest on this developing story.
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