Fire officials say apartment complex is total loss

Residents escape safely

Published On: Oct 08 2012 07:32:01 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 08 2012 07:40:17 AM CDT
WAUSAU, Wis. -

Wausau fire officials say a west side apartment complex that went up in flames is a total loss.

Residents of the Tamarack Heights complex got out safely when the fire started about 11 p.m. Sunday. Wausau firefighters got help from several area fire departments in battling the blaze, which spread quickly and caused the roof to collapse.

Several tenants told WAOW-TV they lost everything in the fire.