GODFREY — Multiple families were displaced in a fire Tuesday afternoon at the Woodbury Manor Apartments off Humbert Road just east of the North Alby Street intersection.
Godfrey Fire Chief Erik Kambarian said there were no injuries in the fire and residents’ pets were all rescued. He didn’t have an exact number of how many pets were saved but said it was “more than a few.”
One building in the complex has significant damage in five of its eight units and moderate damage in the rest. The apartment complex's owner was at the scene Tuesday night assessing the damage.
Some of the residents found alternate housing and others are being assisted by the Red Cross, Kambarian said.
The fire department received the 911 call about the fire at 3:23 p.m. and arrived at the complex in about three minutes. Crews extinguished the fire in about 45 minutes.
“We had all hands on deck,” Kambarian said. “We had mutual aid from Fosterburg, Alton, Brighton — we even had Madison County sheriff’s deputies checking on apartments that were not in immediate danger. So we were very taxed on personnel in the initial stages. We were actually on two EMS calls at the time we received the report of this structure fire.
“The Godfrey Fire Protection District thanks Alton, Brighton and Fosterburg for their assistance,” he said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.