Sixteen people out of homes following Madison Co. apartment fire

Sixteen people out of homes following Madison Co. apartment fire
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 7:43 PM CDT
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MADISON, Ala. (WAFF) - An apartment fire on the corner of Angela Drive and Gillespie Road is under control.

According to Madison Fire Chief David Bailey, the fire started just before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The Madison Fire Department arrived within four minutes of the call and kept the fire contained to the apartment from which it originated.

Surrounding apartments had a few broken windows but that was a coordinated effort by the fire crew to limit the spread of the flame. One individual had to be rescued from the balcony of an upstairs unit.

According to Don Webster with HEMSI, there were no injuries reported, however, a dog was killed in the fire. Chief Bailey says there are 16 people who are out of their homes tonight.

“There are four units and all four of them are going to probably be displaced. At least three of the four,” Chief Bailey said. “As you know, often in these occasions smoke filtrates the rest of the apartments so there may be some smoke damage in the rest of the apartments.”

This investigation is ongoing and Fire Marshals are still working to determine what started the fire. As we learn more we will keep you updated.

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