Charlotte, North Carolina firefighters fought an apartment fire, and after it was finally brought under control, almost 30 units were either damaged or destroyed. The fire took place at the Sun Valley Apartment complex off Arrowood Road in southeast Charlotte around 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday. When emergency crews arrived on the scene they spotted a large cloud of smoke; however, they could not detect where the flames were coming from.
Two residents were taken to the hospital with burns, while other residents ran from their homes. Some were resting outside of the building sitting on their packed suitcases. At this point, all they could do was watch the apartment buildings burn while firefighters pulled back as the situation became too dangerous. Falling debris could be seen as the walls and the roof fell into ruin.
After the conflagration, when the fire was brought under control, it was discovered that close to 30 units were destroyed or damaged. Rescue groups arrived on the scene to help the newly homeless residents. There is no word as to how the fire started, but a couple people were injured as a result.
While it has not been discovered how this particular fire started, if it is determined to be the negligence of someone, the people who were injured may have a claim for personal injuries. For a consultation of the rights you have after such a terrible event, call the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP at our Charlotte, North Carolina office at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999. We handle accident victims everyday, and welcome the opportunity to help you and your loved ones.