Fifty People Displaced in Alabama Apartment Fire

Officials said 50 people have been displaced and 16 units were affected by a fire at The Park at Hoover apartments on Rime Village Drive on Wednesday afternoon, reports

The Rocky Ridge, Hoover and Vestavia Hills fire departments all responded to the scene after getting a call around 1:55 p.m. 

The fire turned into a two-alarm fire and it took fire crews an hour and a half to get it under control, according to Rocky Ridge assistant chief Mike Bartlett.

Bartlett said 20 units were damaged, 16 of those were occupied, and 50 people were displaced.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but Bartlett said they believe it started in the area of a chimney.

“Once it got up in the attic, the wind kind of drove it across the building, and it ended up turning into a two-alarm fire,” Bartlett said.

Fire officials don’t have any indication that it’s a suspicious fire, but the state fire marshal will still conduct an investigation. No one was injured in the fire, but firefighters had to break into one apartment to rescue a dog.

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