By Badees Nouiouat
UPDATE: Avalon management will be providing fire victims with apartments in Bedford for the time being.
Last night, a fire broke out in the Avalon Villas apartment complex situated next to Tuscany and directly behind Andalus phase 1. Around 2:30 am, residents of Andalus and Tuscany awoke to sirens and a blazing fire. Although it was raining, it took an hour for the Irving Fire Department to put out the massive fire.
“The flames reached higher than anything I had seen before. I was very worried for the people who had been inside but relieved later on to hear our Irving firefighters did a great job evacuating everyone,” says Andalus resident Samiur Rahman. His house was just over the fence from the fire.
Tuscany residents were forced to evacuate their homes and wait until the fire was extinguished. Some families waited in their cars until as late as 5 AM.
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