12 units burned in south Huntsville apartment fire

12 units burned in south Huntsville apartment fire
(Source: WAFF Staff)
(Source: WAFF Staff)
(Source: WAFF Staff)
(Source: WAFF Staff)
(Source: WAFF Staff)
(Source: WAFF Staff)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - At least a dozen people will have to find somewhere else to stay after a two-alarm fire ripped through their south Huntsville apartment building Thursday afternoon.

The fire rose up suddenly through Briargreen Apartments, bringing seven fire units to the scene. Officials with Huntsville Fire and rescue said 12 units were burned.

"I was in my room and I heard some man shouting, so I looked out the window and I looked over here and it was engulfed in flames," said Talor McGill, was at home with her husband Justin.

None of the residents were injured, but one dog and one cat were killed.

Capt. Frank McKenzie with Huntsville Fire and Rescue said all 12 apartments that burned in the fire are uninhabitable.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.

McKenzie said they see a spike in house and apartment fires around this time of year, especially in January and February, because of people using space heaters and fireplaces when the temperatures drop outside.

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