Night Fire Damages Triplex Apartment

A fire damaged an apartment in an East Lakeland triplex Monday night, a Polk County fire lieutenant said.

No one was injured.

The fire started about 7 p.m. at 1534 Peavy Court inside the side apartment at the triplex, said Polk County Fire Lt. Jeremiah Gilley.

A room was destroyed before firefighters extinguished the fire in about 20 minutes, Gilley said.

Damage to the apartment was reported at $30,000, Gilley said.

The other two apartments were undamaged, Gilley said.