Carrboro, NC – The Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department responded to a structure fire at 12 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26 at the Berkshire 54 apartment complex located at 112 NC 54 Bypass.
No injuries were reported. The American Red Cross and property management group are assisting with temporary housing and other needs of two residents who were displaced due to fire and smoke damage. Two apartments were deemed uninhabitable.
Responding crews arrived in just over two minutes and found an apartment building with flames visible from one apartment and smoke visible throughout multiple other apartments. Fire crews immediately initiated a fire attack and extinguished the fire in about 10 minutes.
Fire damage was contained to one apartment. There was smoke damage to three adjacent apartments and water damage to one adjacent apartment. Initial damage estimates are approximately $75,000.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department received assistance from the Chapel Hill Fire Department, White Cross Fire Department, North Chatham Fire Department, Orange Grove Fire Department, New Hope Fire Department, Orange County Emergency Medical Services, and the Carrboro Police Department.