COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – Smoke in a senior living apartment complex in Collinsville, Illinois forced about 50 residents out into the cold early Wednesday morning.
Residents of Woodland Towers on Pine Lake Road called 9-1-1 to report the smoke in the building around 1:30 a.m. Everyone escaped unharmed, but they had to shelter in their cars or another building in order to keep out of the cold.
Firefighters determined the cause to be a burnt wire in the building’s h-vac system. Residents were allowed back into the building about an hour later.
FOX 2’s Nissan Rogue Runner reporter Jason Maxwell was at the scene.
FOX 2 will continue to update this story with more information as it becomes available.