LAKELAND, Fla. — Two dozen apartment homes were destroyed Monday during a fire in Lakeland. 

  • Fire tears through Lakeland apartment complex
  • No injuries, About 50 residents dispalced
  • Fire under investigation

Firefighters responded to the Arbor Glen Apartments in north Lakeland, located at 4950 Deep Forest Court, just before 5:30 p.m. 

On Tuesday, American Red Cross will be working with residents to contact insurers and make accommodations.  

There were no injuries. About 50 residents were displaced.

Firefighters fought the fire well into the evening. By 9:19 p.m. the agency reported on their Twitter account that the fire was contained, and firefighters were still inside the structure, searching for pets.

The damage is all three stories up on the roof of one apartment building. Most of the units were ruined by either smoke from the fire or the water used to put it out.

By the time Lakeland fire evacuated all 24 apartments, the fire was raging. As it spread across the open attic, firefighters had to evacuate and use ladder trucks to put the fire out. 

The State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.