By Becky Killian
An early morning fire Sunday destroyed a building at Corbin Manor apartments, according to Tanya Jackson, regional manager for NDC Real Estate Management.
The building housed offices, a maintenance shop and a community room.
Jackson said a resident of a nearby apartment building saw flames about 5:30 a.m. and reported the fire.
Before 6 a.m., Jackson said she arrived and saw the building engulfed in flames.
West Knox Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze. Other responders included Lily and Keavy fire departments, Jackson said.
No one was in the building at the time of the fire. Jackson said it is considered a total loss.
Someone from the state fire marshal’s office is expected to be at the site today. An insurance investigator is also expected.
Jackson said the cause of the fire hasn’t been determined yet. She speculated that the blaze may have started in the maintenance area of the building.
The community room was a popular and often used amenity for the apartment complex’s residents, Jackson said.
“We had a baby shower in there yesterday,” she said.
Jackson was among about 10 members of the property management company at the site of the fire Sunday morning, including people from Beattyville and Stanford. She said they were boarding up the building.
Once the investigation is completed, Jackson said the cleanup will begin.
“Then we’ll be in for the real hard work.”
She said the building will be rebuilt.
“We’ll rebuild. . . as good if not better.”
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