Fire damages South Charleston apartment building

Fire damages South Charleston apartment building
Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 4:16 PM EST
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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Fire on Wednesday afternoon damaged an apartment complex along Kingswood Drive in South Charleston, first responders say.

The South Charleston Fire Chief said there was fire in an upper apartment, including a bedroom. He said a dog was in cardiac arrest and rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic.

Dog rescued during apartment fire
Dog rescued during apartment fire(South Charleston Fire Department)

Our crew at the scene said all of the residents managed to make it out of the apartments and were OK. While the chief said there was fire damage to one apartment, he said there’s a lot of smoke throughout the other apartments. The Red Cross has been notified for the tenants. Homeowners in the apartment the dog was in weren’t home at the time, according to the chief.

According to 911 dispatchers, eight apartments were impacted by the fire.

Firefighters were on scene making sure all tenants were accounted for and safe, dispatchers said earlier.

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