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Warner Robins apartment fire under investigation

Warner Robins firefighters are trying to determine what sparked a blaze at The Huntington Chase apartment complex.

Units were dispatched to the blaze on Huntington Chase Circle at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, dispatchers said. The fire department is expected to release more information about the blaze later today. There were no deaths or injuries.

The apartment complex is off South Houston Lake Road not far from Russell Parkway.

Husband and wife Brian and Katie Russell had been asleep in the apartment for about two hours when he woke up to the smell of smoke, the couple said.

After they unsuccessfully tried to put out the fire, they fled the apartment and alerted neighbors to get out too.

“I’m happy we got out, and we got out fast,” said a distraught Katie.

Neighbor Sue Weber said she got out of her apartment with her daughter Carly and dog Abby following banging on her door and screams of “Fire! Fire!”

“(I didn’t know) what was going on, but then I saw the panic in his face,” said Weber, whose apartment is behind the Russells’ residence.

Weber commended the actions of both the Russells and firefighters saying, “their response was excellent.”

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