By Alexa Williams
BIG SPRING - Some people who live in an apartment in Big Spring are outraged. They said they've been without heat for six days. They're blaming the owners, the owners are blaming Atmos Energy but Atmos Energy said it's not their fault.
"I just wish that they would hurry up and get our gas turned back on because I'm tired of being sick," Ruby Smith, a resident with no heat, said.
Residents at Northcrest Apartments in Big Spring are searching for answers after a gas line broke six days ago.
"No one has contacted me about anything yet. At all," Gloria Turner, another resident with no heat, said
44 families have been without heat and have no way to cook their food.
"Babies are here. No heat. No way to cook. That's not fair to anyone," Turner said.
On Wednesday morning, the owners bought food and blankets for those without heat. The owners said they're doing everything in their power to fix things but they claim Atmos Energy is part of the problem.
"The bills are paid. Things are done on our half for the residents so there is no reason why a company like Atmos couldn't come out and help 44 families," John Hartwick, the apartment owner, said.
"We've called most of the plumbing contractors in Big Spring that we believed were capable of handling a problem of this size and had very little success of getting one that is capable of coming to do the job," Hartwick said.
The owners said they're working fast and are looking in the Dallas area for a contractor. But at the end of the day, the cold families just want everything to be fixed.