Red Cross supports Plainfield apartment fire victims

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Red Cross members were on the scene of a Plainfield apartment fire, providing emergency needs for food, clothing, shelter and other support to the residents who had to be evacuated from the building.

Fire crews worked an apartment fire at Gladden Farms Apartments in Plainfield with flames coming through the roof.  A huge plume of smoke could be seen from miles away.

Plainfield Police, Hendricks County Sheriff and Plainfield Fire Department units assisted in putting out the fire at the apartments in the 300 block of Country Lane, which is close to E. Main St.

The fire appears to have destroyed the roof of the building.

One fire fighter suffered a minor back injury and was sent to Hendricks Regional Hospital. No residents injured.

Residents in the 10-12 unit apartment building have not been allowed back in their apartments yet.  Fire officials say they will evaluate the situation in Sunday's daylight and may let residents in their apartments by mid morning.

Though they also say they have no idea what started the fire, fire officials hope daylight will also help with that investigation.