Hannibal Beth Haven apartment complex catches fire

Beth Haven Terrace West Apartments
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Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 1:48 PM CDT
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HANNIBAL (WGEM) - Hannibal Fire crews responded Wednesday to what they describe as a “small fire” at the Beth Haven Terrace West Apartments.

Munger Lane was closed Wednesday afternoon while fire crews used it as a staging area for residents who were evacuated.

Hannibal fire Chief Neisen said the department had a large contingency on scene because they had to evacuate the entire building, 50 to 100 residents were displaced from their homes for about an hour.

Neisen said the fire was extinguished within about 15 minutes of arrival.

Crews got the call at 11:18 a.m.

Officials say nobody was injured, and the residents have returned to their apartments.

The fire was accidental, and they are still investigating a cause.

They are also evaluating damage estimates.

EDITORS NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the apartment complex was an assisted living facility based on information provided by fire crews on the scene.

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