Apartment fire in Manhattan displaces nearly 100

Founder Hills Apartment Fire (Courtesy: KSNT News)
Founder Hills Apartment Fire (Courtesy: KSNT News)
Founder Hills Apartment Fire (Courtesy: KSNT News)
Founder Hills Apartment Fire (Courtesy: KSNT News)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – Several K-State students are without a home after their apartment caught on fire Monday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the Founders Hill apartment complex just after 3:30 p.m. Monday.

The complex is just a few blocks from the Kansas State University campus at 1401 College Avenue. It’s known several students from K-State lived there.

Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Alm’s of the Manhattan Fire Department told KSNT News late Monday that 91 people were displaced because of the fire. He also said that 28 units were affected, of those 27 units were occupied.

There has been no reports of anyone being injured and four pets had to be rescued.

Firefighters worked for over an hour trying to put the fire out. Police say the fire started in building G, and most of the damage was just sustained to that building.

Just after the fire had been reported K-State sent out a tweet that said, “#KState students affected by today’s fire at Founders Hill apartment should call the Office of Student Life at 785-532-6432 for assistance.