Apartment Fire Displaces Three Families

(Norcross, Ga., May 30, 2019) – On Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 8:38pm, firefighters responded to a report of a fire on the 1100 block of Forest Vale Way NW in unincorporated Norcross. The caller to 9-1-1 reported that smoke was coming from the second floor.

Crews arrived to find a working fire at a two-story, wood-framed apartment building. Active flames were found in the walls, flooring system, and attic. Per the District Commander, multiple attack lines were deployed as fire personnel began suppression activities. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the left side of the structure and protect four units from damage on the right side of the building. The blaze caused heavy fire damage in the attic with moderate smoke and fire damage along the party wall and bathrooms to four units.

Fire Investigators are unable to determine the exact cause of the fire but cannot rule out it being electrical in nature. The American Red Cross is assisting with temporary arrangements for 13 occupants (eight adults and five children) from three displaced units.  One of the four affected units was unoccupied. There were no injuries to any civilians as they had evacuated the building prior to the arrival of fire apparatus.  One firefighter sustained a minor injury but was able to continue working.

 

EQUIPMENT AT THE SCENE INCLUDED: 5-Engines, 3-Trucks, 1-Squad, 2-Medical Units, 1-Medical Supervisor, 2-Battalion Chiefs, 1-District Commander, 3-Fire Investigators, and 1-PIO.

INCIDENT DATE: 05/30/19

TIME DISPATCHED: 8:38PM

TIME ARRIVED: 8:43PM

TIME UNDER CONTROL: 9:40PM

 

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