staff reports • May 11, 2009
Fire damaged at least five apartments in Cool Springs today, leaving one family without a home.
Mark Daniel and his family, who were living in a 24-unit building at the Alara Farms apartments on Gillespie Drive, were awoken by smoke alarms just befor 3:30 a.m. They escaped, but due to thick smoke, where unable to find their pets. Daniel told firefighters he had to physically restrain his teenage son from going back into the apartment to try and locate two dogs and a cat.

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