Apartment Fire Displaces 11 Adults, 14 Children: Fire Chief

Firefighters Battle Apartment Fire In Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Winston-Salem Fire Chief Jeff Heitman says 11 adults and 14 children were displaced from their homes after an apartment complex went up in flames Thursday night. 

It happened at a complex on Foxwood Place shortly before 9 p.m. 

Fire Chief Jeff Heitman says there were heavy flames coming from the first and second floors of the 2-story building. He says about half the building was on fire. 

Battalion Chief Joe Ramsey said one person was injured, treated and released by Forsyth EMS. The fire took about 40 minutes to extinguish and is still under investigation.

Chief Heitman says the people who live in those eight units were in their homes when the fire happened. 

The flames were under control within an hour but the building is a total loss. Fire officials on scene say the second story floor collapsed. Firefighters have turned off the power to the building. 

 

 

 

 

The fire department is in contact with the Red Cross to assist the families. 

Chief Heitman says it isn't clear which room the fire started in and investigators have not determined the cause. 

City of Winston-Salem Fire tweeted a picture of the fire: 

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