Sunday fire destroys apartment building

Published 3:59 pm Sunday, November 7, 2010

At least four families have been displaced following a Sunday afternoon apartment fire in Atmore, fire chief Gerry McGhee said.

One of the buildings in the Everette Street Apartment Complex containing four housing units was destroyed by fire just after 2 p.m. Sunday. Smoke could be seen from miles away as it billowed from the rooftop of the building as fire quickly consumed it. The building was a total loss, leaving the families homeless.

Local American Red Cross representatives arrived on the scene just after 3:20 p.m. to begin the process of helping the families who lost their homes.

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Firemen from both the Atmore and Poarch fire departments worked to extinguish the flames. Atmore Police Department and Atmore Ambulance personnel also assisted at the scene.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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Firemen work to put out hot spots on the roof of one of the buildings at the Everette Street Apartments Sunday afternoon.|Photo by Adam Prestridge