DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) — UPDATE: Daphne Fire Department has released the following information about a fire that happened at an apartment complex Monday afternoon:
On Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at 2:24 p.m., Daphne Fire Department was called to the report of a structure fire at East Bay Apartments, building 11. The first fire crew arrived on scene at 2:26 p.m. to find heavy flames and partial roof collapse from the two-story building. First arriving crews, along with the assistance of Daphne Police Department, began evacuating residents from the eight-unit complex. Numerous animals were also rescued from the apartments. The fire was declared under control at 3:46 p.m. Fire crews remained on scene until 8 p.m. performing salvage and overhaul operations.
No civilians or firefighters were injured in the fire. While numerous animals were rescued, two dogs died in the fire. Fire damage was sustained to four units and four additional units sustained water and smoke damage.
The American Red Cross and Baldwin County EMA were requested to the scene to assist the residents. An American Red Cross Disaster Assistance team arrived on the site. They were able to provide temporary housing and assistance to all of the displaced residents.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Smoke could be seen from miles. Flames quickly spread through the structure of Sea Cliff Apartments.
Once the fire department arrived on scene, they began to work at the blaze.
Multiple cages of animals were brought to safety, while tenants started to arrive on scene to collect their pets.
More information to follow.
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