An apartment building in the 2400 block of Louisiana Street was evacuated Saturday evening after a furnace fire filled the building with heavy smoke.
According to Douglas County emergency dispatchers, shortly before 9:30 p.m. a maintenance worker called in a furnace on fire at Malls Olde English Village apartments. Police and fire units responded to the call.
Less than 10 minutes after the fire was reported, it was out. Fire personnel worked to ventilate the building to eliminate some of the smoke.