FARMINGTON — A refrigerator fire late Saturday night left a tenant homeless and forced others in 34 apartments at Foothills Heights at 276 Fairbanks Road outside for about an hour.

The basement tenant in the old hospital complex was able to put out the fire with an extinguisher, Farmington Fire Chief Terry Bell said.

There was little fire damage, but smoke drifted into the second- and third-floor apartments, he said.

Farmington Police Department officers helped the fire department’s small crew get tenants out while firefighters cleared the smoke.

The basement tenant was not injured but was left homeless due to the damage. She is being helped by the American Red Cross, he said.  

Bell could not name the resident and employees of the apartment complex owner, Foothills Management, would not release the person’s name.

The apartment was the only one that was not refurbished when others were a few years ago, Bell said he was told, but it will be.

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