Several families are without a place to live after a fire in a McLean County apartment building.
The McLean County Fire Chief tells 14 News that a fire broke out around 3:30 Saturday morning in Green River Apartments in Calhoun.
The chief says seven departments responded to the fire and the building was in flames crews arrived.
We're told that the building housed 12 apartments. The fire chief says six top floor apartments have heavy fire damage and six ground level apartments have water damage.
Fire officials say the fire doesn't appear to be suspicious. The cause is still under investigation.
We're told that all residents were able to get out safely. Red Cross officials say they are currently helping 11 families with food, supplies and shelter.
Viewers have let us know that residents are also working to help those families get items they need. We're told that volunteers are at Calhoun Baptist Church and are collecting supplies and items to be passed out among the families in need. Calhoun residents also tell 14 News that more collections will be taken at St. Sebastian Catholic Church on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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