Carrboro, NC – On Thursday July 7, 2022, at 5 p.m. members of the Carrboro Fire Rescue Department responded to 101 Rock Haven Road for a reported structure fire. Additional information was given that flames were visible.
Responding crews arrived in just over five minutes and found a six-unit townhome complex with smoke visible from one unit. Fire crews immediately initiated a fire attack in the affected unit. Crews also assisted occupants from an adjacent unit. The fire was brought under control in approximately 15 minutes. Fire damage was contained to the second floor and attic of one unit. There was minor smoke and water damage to an adjacent unit. Initial damage estimates are approximately $50,000. Two residents were displaced, and the American Red Cross is assisting with temporary housing and other needs of the displaced residents.
There was one minor injury to a resident, and the injured person was transported to the hospital by Orange County Emergency Medical Services. One unit in the complex was deemed uninhabitable.
The cause of the fire was determined to be improper disposal of smoking materials.
Carrboro Fire Rescue received assistance from the Chapel Hill Fire Department, Orange County Emergency Medical Services, and the Carrboro Police Department. Additional Carrboro Fire Rescue personnel provided coverage to the Town of Carrboro for the duration of the fire.