Sentinel staff report– Firefighters responded Thursday morning to a fire at an apartment complex on Greenback Lane near Auburn Boulevard, where multiple residents were displaced and one individual was sent to the hospital.
In a series of tweets about the incident, Metro Fire said crews arrived shortly before 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day to find “fire showing from multiple windows on the ground floor.” A specific address was not listed, but fire officials said the apartment was located near Desimone Lane on Greenback Lane.
Metro Fire said three units of the apartment were damaged and showed a photo of what appears to be an interior bedroom, with smoke and fire damage visible on the doorway and floor. At least seven people were displaced, and one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
Authorities said the Red Cross is working to assist those who were displaced by the blaze.
The cause of the fire was under investigation Thursday morning. A news report on the incident from Fox40 reported that the fire “may have started in the kitchen.”