Eight People Escape Burning Apartment in Springfield

The American Red Cross is assisting eight people who escaped a burning apartment Thursday morning in Springfield.

Fire crews got to the scene on north Clay, east of the Drury University campus around 3:30 a.m.

The fire started in a unit upstairs, and firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to other apartments.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

No injuries were reported.

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