Firefighters put out fire at apartments

Published 8:10 am Sunday, January 1, 2017

Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel responded to a commercial structure fire at Suffolk Towers Apartments in the 100 block of North Main Street on Sunday morning, according to a city press release.

The fire was reported at 4 a.m. Battalion Chief David Harrell said the first unit arrived on scene at 4:06 a.m., according to the release, with the fire alarms for the building activated and the smell of smoke and burning wood observed in the lobby.

The fire was contained to a first floor storage area, but smoke from the fire spread throughout the building. The fire was marked under control at 4:30 a.m.

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The building was evacuated during the incident, with all occupants allowed to return after the fire was extinguished and the facility was ventilated.

There were no injuries, and no one was displaced as a result of the incident, according to the release.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office.