Special to The Hays Daily News

At 1:42 p.m. Friday, the Hays Fire Department, assisted by the Hays Police Department and Ellis County EMS, was dispatched to a building fire at 328 W. Ninth.

First arriving police officers reported smoke in the building and an injured person outside. On arrival, firefighters found an apartment on fire in a four-unit apartment building.

Firefighters placed two hoses in operation to control the fire and check for fire spread. Ellis County EMS paramedics transported two people to Hays Medical Center and treated a third person at the scene.

The fire caused heavy damage to one apartment. The other apartments suffered smoke damage. The most probable cause of the fire was accidental but undetermined.

The Ellis County emergency manager reported 10 people were displaced by the fire. He arranged for the Red Cross to respond to assist the people.

Five fire trucks and 22 firefighters responded.

The last fire crew left the scene at 3:56 p.m.