PRESS RELEASE: Residential Fire on Sunday


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At approximately 2:01 p.m., Sunday, February 5, 2017, a fire was reported by the neighbor of a duplex apartment in the 2700 block of Bluewater Drive. The neighbors smelled smoke in their residence and the fire alarm was activated. Four Engine Companies, a Battalion Chief, and two Fire Investigators responded to the fire and gained control of the fire in 16 minutes. The occupant of the duplex unit that was on fire was sleeping and woke up due to water flowing from the fire sprinkler system. The occupants of the neighboring unit evacuated without injury. There were no reported injuries to the firefighters. Crews remained on the scene an additional hour conducting an investigation of the incident. Damages were confined to the unit that was on fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.