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Fire destroys apartments near Rio Grande

Nov. 13, 2012 @ 11:05 PM

RIO GRANDE, Ohio -- No one was injured in a massive fire Tuesday night at an apartment complex near the University of Rio Grande.

The fire was reported to Gallia County 911 dispatchers at 7:11 p.m. Tuesday at Valley View Apartments, located in the 800 block of Ohio 325 or West College Street. Several residents were at the complex at the time of the fire, but no injuries were reported as of 9 p.m. Tuesday, dispatchers said.

Emergency responders from seven fire stations responded to the fire, which destroyed the building near the Newt Oliver Arena on Rio Grande's campus. No buildings on campus appeared to be in any danger Tuesday night, dispatchers said.

West College Street was shut down for several hours while firefighters battled the blaze.

Dispatchers said the cause of the fire had not been determined Tuesday evening.

Valley View Apartments is not affiliated with the university.