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Fire In Benton Ravages Apartment Building, Leaving It As “A Total Loss”

Benton resident Amanda Edwards

  A fire this morning in a Benton apartment complex caused extensive damage to the building but left no injuries.

A fire at Allendale Apartments was called in early this morning and residents were evacuated soon after.


Sgt Stephen Sanderson of the Benton Police Department said the apartment building is a “total loss,” adding that the fire engulfed most of the building.


He said the complex is home to many elderly people. He said the cause of the fire is currently under investigation but no foul play is suspected.


Taylor is a recent Murray State University graduate where she studied journalism and history. When she's not reporting for WKMS, she enjoys creative writing and traveling. She loves writing stories that involve diversity, local culture and history, nature and recreation, art and music, and national or local politics. If you have a news tip or idea, shoot her an email at!
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