Crews battle Watertown Circle apartment fire, 16 units damaged

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Fire and Rescue crews responded to an apartment complex fire at 6 Watertown Circle Sunday afternoon.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue received the call of an apartment fire just before 1 p.m. When they arrived, they found one building on fire, which eventually grew and caught another building on fire.

A total of 16 units were damaged in the fire with ten being a total loss. Six units had heavy smoke and water damage.

“The fire investigator is on the scene and he’s taking a look at it going to take him a while I think we’re going to have an extended presence here this evening and on into the night and on into the night making sure we don’t have any more flare-ups and that kind of prolongs his progress so he’s taking an initial look at it and he will come back and give us a cause shortly,” said Battalion Chief Andy Bearden.

Red Cross of Alabama said that disaster teams are working closely with officials to care for the families displaced by the fire.

The fire is under investigation and there were no injuries.

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