Three Helena-West Helena firefighters escaped serious injury while fighting a multi-complex fire on Joe Brady Drive early Thursday morning. Three families lost all of their household possessions including clothing.

 

Three Helena-West Helena firefighters escaped serious injury while fighting a multi-complex fire on Joe Brady Drive early Thursday morning. Three families lost all of their household possessions including clothing.
While fighting the fire, firefighter Demarcus Borum stepped in a hole and injured his back. Demond Franklin fell through from the second floor to the first floor and Kent Clemons had ceiling debris fall on him.
The fire apparently started early this morning in Apartment 213 of the complexes owned by Helena Housing Authority. The fire quickly spread to adjoining apartments 209, 211 and 215 of the two-story complex.
The alarm came in to the fire department around 3:40 a.m. Thursday and firefighters were on the scene for several hours.
The families of Antwanette Lang, Elizabeth Moore and Candice Rattler lost all of their possessions including furnishings, clothing and most of their food in the fire.
At this time the cause of that fire has not been determined.
Also destroyed by fire Thursday morning around 5:20 a.m. was a vacant house at 206 North Sam St.