Fayetteville apartment complex fire displaces 50 after 24 units impacted by blaze

North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – The Fayetteville Fire Department and the American Red Cross responded to a three-story, multi-family fire just after 5 a.m. Saturday morning at the Kings Cross Apartment complex in Fayetteville.

A fire at a Fayetteville apartment complex displaced 50 people from 24 units. (Mackenzie Stasko via a victim)

It took about two hours for crews to extinguish the structural fire that affected 24 units in the apartment building at Ivanhoe Court. There were 50 people displaced due to either water damage or the fire itself, according to Fayetteville Fire Marshall T.J. McLamb.

Additionally, out of the 50 affected, two people suffered injuries.

One person was transported to a local hospital by Cape Fear Valley EMS for minor, but unknown injuries. The other was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, McLamb said.

Battalion Chief David Richtmeyeter said the fire department sent approximately 42 firefighters to the scene and requested the American Red Cross.

According to a press release from the American Red Cross’ Regional Communications Director Cally Edwards, the unit is currently assisting the people displaced by the fire on scene and virtually.

Furthermore, there are no fatalities to occupants or firefighters at this time, Richtmeyeter said.

The Red Cross said it sent 16 disaster responders to the scene and to provide support virtually. Red Cross officials said the agency had helped 36 people so far.

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