Fire leaves South Hero families homeless

SOUTH HERO, Vt. (WCAX) Several families are without a home after a fire at an apartment complex in South Hero Wednesday night.

Fire crews say there were three apartments in the building, but only two were affected. They say all families were able to get out before fire crews got there and they say a quick response time helped get the fire under control quickly.

"Luckily tonight was training night, so we had a crew at the station ready to go, so we didn't have to respond to the station so that helped our response time. If we were later, it would have been longer time," South Hero Assistant Fire Chief Patrick Robinson said.

Crews say the American Red Cross is helping the families.

Investigators will be on scene Thursday morning to determine a cause.