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A fire did extensive damage to building "G" Friday night.
Now, the clean up and recovery is underway.
Work crews have installed a fence around building "G."
Signs at the 865 Bellevue Apartments warn trespassers to keep out.
Residents recall a frightening Friday night.
"Had a very short amount of time to get some stuff out, pictures, you know, valuable things like that," says resident Mary Beth Fragale.
The fire started just after 7 o'clock.
Dustin Tremellen had just arrived home.
"There was a fire alarm going off, I walked into my apartment, which is in the back corner and there was smoke coming in through the air vent," says Tremellen.
The fire started somewhere on the first floor. Tremellen started running through the building, knocking on doors.
Kate Purple was watching tv.
"He said that the apartment in my building was on fire, and that I should probably get out, so I grabbed a few things and my dogs and I got out," says Purple.
Purple dogs Hallie and Parker are fine, but we're told several cats in other apartments did not survive.
Firefighters are now investigating the cause, but it may be next week before they're able to make a determination.
Saturday, workers were bringing in fans. They are drying out wet floors and walls.
While many residents have been relocated to other units in the complex, Mary Beth Fragale is grateful that her apartment is livable.
"We thought the smoke would ruin everything, but luckily it didn't. We were very lucky," says Fragale.
Fragale says through it all, her neighbors have come together. And other than exhausted firemen, no people were hurt.
"It has been a great place to live, but I know these things do happen. It's just part of it," says Fragale.
This isn't the first time residents at the 865 Bellevue Apartments have dealt with a fire.
In April 2011 lightning struck one of the buildings and damaged eight units.
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