Apartment fire in Hobart leaves 2 firefighters injured, several displaced

HOBART, Ind. -- A fire destroyed an entire apartment building and injured two firefighters early Sunday morning.

The fire started at the Lake in the Woods apartment complex around 3:15 a.m. Sunday. The two firefighters were hurt when a portion of a ceiling collapsed. Their injuries are not life threatening.

All 18 units at the complex saw major damage. Dozens of people lost their homes.

Keynetta Littlejohn was the first person to see the fire burning in the laundry room and jumped into action, alerting other residents and calling 911.

The Red Cross is helping displaced residents but there’s also a big outpouring of help from others. The property owner is paying for up to 11 families to stay at a hotel. Wal-Mart, Dunkin Donuts and CVS donated items to help the victims as well.