UPDATE: Investigators say the body found in Thursday’s Plymouth apartment fire has been identified as 46-year-old Tammy Aschenbach.
UPDATE: Plymouth Police say the State Fire Marshall is now investigating after the body of a woman was found inside an apartment that caught fire Thursday morning.
According to police, they lost contact with a 46-year-old woman after she told authorities she was worried about her two kids. They say the women’s children are safe.
Fire crews are still on the scene investigating what caused the fire to break out at 408 East Mill Street in downtown Plymouth. The call came in just before 1:00 Thursday morning at the two-story, six-unit building. The Plymouth fire chief says two other residents were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and a firefighter who hurt his back was also hospitalized.
Firefighters say the age of the building posed challenges, with the Plymouth Mayor saying some of the downtown buildings are more than 100 years old.
Fire Chief Fellows says 22 fire departments and around 120-130 firefighters were called to the scene. He says 300,000 gallons of water were used to fight the fire, some taken from the Mullet River.
The Red Cross has been called in to help the displaced residents.
A mother is currently unaccounted for and three people were taken to a local hospital after an early morning apartment fire in Plymouth, according to officials.
Investigators say the woman was worried about her children, although her children have been reported safe. A firefighter was taken to the hospital for a back injury and two other residents were taken to local hospitals for smoke inhalation.
The call for the fire came in around 1:00 a.m. Thursday for a two-story, six-unit apartment at 408 E. Mill Street in downtown Plymouth.
According to Plymouth Police, about 15 people were evacuated from that building with another 10 evacuated from the surrounding buildings. Authorities say the apartment building and the adjacent buildings have smoke and water damage. The Red Cross has been called in to help the residents who have been displaced.
The Fire Department believes the fire started upstairs, although the cause is still under investigation. Firefighters say getting to the fire and keeping it contained were major challenges. They say they had to use 300,000 gallons of water to put out the fire.
Fire officials say the smoke detectors were working and the exit signs were also working. Firefighters are still on the scene and are expected to continue working throughout the day.