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Apartment complex catches fire in Junction City

By Katherine Wartell

Six apartments were damaged and 19 people were displaced following a fire that caused an estimated $130,000 worth of damage at a Junction City apartment complex Saturday evening.

The Junction City Fire Department responded to the fire at 1430 N. Calhoun St. at approximately 6:45 p.m., and officials said that three apartments in the 12-unit complex were on fire when they arrived.

They said the fire was brought under control within 30 minutes and caused heavy to damage to three apartments and smoke damage to an additional three apartments.

Officials said the fire caused an estimated $130,000 worth of damage to the property and contents within the apartments.

No one was injured in the blaze, the cause of which is still under investigation.

Officials said the 19 people displaced by the fire are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

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