Charlotte apartment fire today – A significant fire has been reported in the SouthPark neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, which has caused a dense column of dark smoke to rise into the sky on Thursday morning. The location of the fire has been pinpointed as being close to where Fairview Road and Piedmont Row Drive meet. The Charlotte incident Department has confirmed there has been a call for a third alarm regarding the incident.
The blaze broke out in a multi-family dwelling that was still in the process of being constructed. The occupants of a nearby retirement home known as The Barclay gathered in the building’s foyer, although they were never instructed to leave the building. In addition to police and firefighters, paramedics have confirmed that they are currently present at the scene.
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There was one fatality, and a number of others were displaced. According to information provided by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the deceased person’s body was discovered by firemen while the cops were assisting Charlotte Fire with the condo fire. At this time, the officials are unable to disclose the identity of the dead victim until the person who is considered to be their next of kin is contacted.” A woman of 69 years of age was identified as the victim in a report filed by the CMPD. Regarding her identification, no additional information has been disclosed to the public.
The fire department in Charlotte has issued a second alarm, which indicates that they have increased the number of manpower and resources that are being dispatched to the location of the incident. Graham Street was closed off between Sixth and 10th streets as fire crews fought the blaze using dozens of firefighters and at least two ladder trucks.
Graham Street was located between Sixth and 10th streets. Hannah Ribotto, a resident, was interviewed and she stated that she had just seen a fire vehicle pull up and started sprinting toward her unit while glancing up. Just before two o’clock in the afternoon, firefighters had made great progress in putting out the fire. According to Charlotte Fire, CMPD officers assisted in notifying people about what was happening by knocking on their doors.
Anyone who may have information was asked by the police to phone the tip line at 704-432-TIPS. Calling Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or submitting information online here are both anonymous methods of providing information to the organization.
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