Hubbard apartment complex blaze prompts evacuation

HUBBARD — A fire at the Shadow Run apartment complex at 518 W. Liberty St. prompted an evacuation this morning.

There are between 200 and 300 apartments in the complex, said Hubbard Fire Chief John Clemente.

A tenant at an apartment in the east wing turned her oven on while forgetting to take out paper bags she was storing in it, a police report indicates.

The fire department was called to the complex at 6:30 a.m., Clemente said. Hubbard was assisted by Liberty and West Middlesex fire departments.

The fire was contained to the oven, but sent smoke throughout the entire complex. Evacuees were directed to go to the city municipal building, the Shadow Run club house or the library. They were all let back into their apartments by 8 a.m., Clemente said.

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