Days After Fire Apartment Tenants Waiting For Power

UPDATE: Shortly after 5 p.m., News Channel 3 learned power was restored for the building.

(Memphis) Some dangerously cold temperatures have residents of one Midtown apartment building more than a little concerned.

Several days after a fire at the Colonial Apartments on Madison, people living there still don’t have power.

With temperatures expected to drop into the 20′s Tuesday night, tenants said they might as well be sleeping outside.

“My gal and I huddle up in one room with our dogs to stay warm,” said Kentrell Harris.

Harris said the owner of the building told him power might now be restored until Thursday.

The owner told News Channel Three he had electricians out there today to disconnect power to the damaged apartments and is working as fast as he can to get the lights back on.

Only a handful of people are still in the building, but the ones there said they have no place else to go.

They are worried about how they will make it through the next couple of nights.

“Wearing extra clothes that is about all we can do because our landlord could care less,” said Teresa Horn.

MGLW said the owner of the apartments has to have an inspection done by the city before they can restore power to the place.

Six units were damaged in the fire.

The cause is still under investigation.