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Two Butler firefighters suffer minor injuries at apartment complex fire

March 7, 2021 Digital Media Exclusive

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Multiple fire departments responded to a fire at an apartment complex with multiple units on Center Avenue, Butler, Sunday afternoon.According to Butler County 911 dispatchers, all residents evacuated safely.. Nathan Bottiger/Butler Eagle

Two Butler firefighters suffered minor injuries while responding to a fire at an apartment complex on Center Avenue just before 3 p.m. Sunday.

Butler Fire Chief Chris Switala said all residents who were home at the time evacuated safely and were uninjured.

Multiple fire departments were dispatched to the two-story structure.

Firefighters arrived to see smoke billowing from the roof. Shortly after, flames began shooting out windows.

The building has multiple apartment units.

Switala said the injured firefighters were taken to Butler Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

Firefighters began cleaning up the scene around 4:15 p.m.

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Nathan Bottiger

Nathan Bottiger

Nathan Bottiger graduated with a degree in journalism in 2015 from Pitt-Johnstown. Previously working as a business reporter for the paper, he took over the crime beat at the Butler Eagle in 2021.