Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Apartment fire ruled arson

An early morning blaze at a Rutland apartment building has been ruled an arson fire. The fire was reported just after midnight yesterday at the three story building on Cottage Street. Police fought through the flames to wake up five people sleeping inside. Everyone made it out safely. Some neighboring homes were evacuated and hosed down to prevent the flames from spreading. The apartment house is considered a total loss. Tenants are staying at a nearby motel.