CARRBORO, NC – On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, at 5:50 p.m. members of the Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department responded to 112 NC 54 Bypass for a reported structure fire at Berkshire 54 Apartments. Additional information was given that flames and smoke were visible.
Responding crews arrived in just over three minutes and found an apartment building with flames visible from one unit and smoke visible throughout the building. Fire crews immediately initiated a fire attack and extinguished the fire in approximately 10 minutes. Fire damage was contained to one apartment. There was smoke and water damage to two adjacent apartments. Initial damage estimates are approximately $50,000.
There were no injuries reported at the fire. Three apartments in the building were deemed uninhabitable. Six residents were displaced. The property management group and American Red Cross are assisting with temporary housing and other needs of the displaced residents.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Carrboro Fire-Rescue received assistance from the Chapel Hill Fire Department, White Cross Fire Department, Orange County Emergency Medical Services, and the Carrboro Police Department.