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The Breakwater apartment building is total loss after fire

The fire broke out at The Breakwater Apartments. (Source: WAVE 3 News) The fire broke out at The Breakwater Apartments. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
No word if anyone was injured in the fire. (Source: Justin Hawkins/WAVE 3 News) No word if anyone was injured in the fire. (Source: Justin Hawkins/WAVE 3 News)

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - Fire broke out at a large fire at a new luxury apartment complex in downtown New Albany early Saturday morning.

The fire started at The Breakwater Apartments just after 5 a.m.

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The building is a total loss, according to fire crews at the scene.

Units from Clarksville and Jeffersonville fire departments assisted New Albany in fighting the fire.

No one was injured in the fire, Sgt. Justin Ames with Jeffersonville Fire said.

Strong winds caused the fire to spread throughout most of the day, Ames added.

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“Fortunately, as the B building was not yet complete and unoccupied, no one was injured,” Michael Collins, Regional Property Manager for Flaherty & Collins Properties said. “We’re working to determine what caused the fire. There were no sprinklers on, which was to code because the building was incomplete and had not yet been issued a certificate of occupancy.” 

The “B” building contained 125 of the 191 units of The Breakwater luxury apartment development.

New Albany Police issued the following road closures in response to the fire. E. Elm St. between E. 4th St. and E. 5th St. is closed to vehicular traffic. The sidewalk on the south side of E. Elm St. is closed in the same area. E. 4th St. between E. Elm St. and E. Spring St. is closed to vehicular traffic.  The sidewalk on the east side of E. 4th St. is closed in the same area. E. Spring St. between E. 7th St. and Bank St. will remain closed until fire crews can safely remove all apparatus and gear tonight.

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