Residents surveying damage after condo fire

27 units destroyed in massive blaze

Slowly but surely, residents of a burned-out northwest side condo complex are going to start coming home, and seeing what -- if anything -- is left inside they might be able to salvage.

But it will take some time before they're even allowed to do that.

The fire broke out around 1:45 p.m. on Thursday at the Castlewood Condos, located in the 4100 block of Medical Drive.

One resident and one firefighter were injured after the massive two-alarm fire broke out, destroying the entire third floor of the building.

And with all the smoke and water damage, the first and second floors are likely a total loss as well.

Firefighters battled the flames for hours and it smoldered into the night.

On Friday morning, a perimeter fence was set up and disaster cleanup companies have begun to set up to begin the lengthy process of salvaging what they can.

Until they're done, and until the building is deemed safe enough to walk into, there's not much residents can do.

Fire officials have not announced a cause for what started the fire. Arson investigators were called to the scene to help make a determination.

A total of 27 units were lost, but it is not known exactly how many people have been displaced by the devastating fire.

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