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Residents Reflect On Loss Following Apartment Fire

DEWITT, Mich. (WLNS)- After an apartment building in DeWitt caught fire Sunday morning, some residents reflected on what happened and where to go from here.

"Our whole bedroom was lit up orange and yellow and we looked out the bedroom window and to the left of our window we saw fire and it was creeping up really fast, we heard hissing and whooshing noises and it just smelled," said Alexandra Schroeder. 

Alexandra and her husband, Scott, watched the fire burn through the bedroom they slept in just minutes before.

Over 24 hours after the fire was put out, but today you could still hear the fire alarm ringing.

"It was horrifying to watch my life melt away. It was just terrible. I can't believe it happened. I'm just in disbelief. I can't believe we watched our home burn to the ground and everything in it. It was just devastating," said Alexandra.

The heat was so severe it melted the siding, busted out windows and caved in the roof.

Fire officials spent Monday morning investigating and questioning homeowners as they work to get to the bottom of what caused this tragic fire.

"We were here yesterday morning investigating and we came back today to do some rummaging through the debris," said Frederick Koos, DeWitt Fire Chief.

Officials continue to work hard alongside families, like the Schroeder's, until they discover the cause of the apartment fire.

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