“The command decision was made to relay water from one of the fire engines to the ladder truck that was flowing water,” Strother said. “A second fire engine was strategically positioned to relay water to the first fire engine if and when that unit ran out of water to relay.”
Strother said a third fire engine went to a neighboring apartment complex and carried water from a hydrant there.
For nearly two hours, firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze until it was brought under control just before 6:30 p.m.
Investigators determined the fire was accidental, Strother said Wednesday. It originated in the wall between two ground floor apartments, possibly from an electrical source.
Strother said 20 units were impacted by the fire, but no one was injured. The American Red Cross helped 29 people from 12 families secure food and lodging after the fire, according to spokeswoman Sherry Nicholson.
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Channel 2's Audrey Washington reports.