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Posted on: June 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fire damages Carrboro apartment building

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CARRBORO, N.C. -- On Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 8:05 p.m., members of the Carrboro Fire Rescue Department responded to 101 Rock Haven Road, for the report of a structure fire. Additional information was given that significant flames and smoke were visible.

Responding fire crews arrived in just over four minutes and found a 14-unit apartment building with heavy smoke and flames emitting from first and second floor units at the rear of the building. Fire crews immediately initiated a fire attack in the affected units as well as the breezeway between units. The fire was brought under control approximately 40 minutes after arrival. Fire crews were able to contain the fire to the four of the units, however an additional four units received smoke and water damage. Most of the fire damage was limited to two apartments, with the most significant damage in one second floor apartment including the attic and roof of that unit. 

  • There was one minor injury to a civilian, and that resident was not transported to the hospital. 
  • An estimated 17 residents were displaced. The American Red Cross is assisting with temporary relocation and other needs of residents.
  • Initial damage estimates are approximately $500,000. The building was deemed uninhabitable. 

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Carrboro Fire Rescue Department with assistance from the Chapel Hill Fire Department. Carrboro Fire Rescue Department received assistance at the scene from Chapel Hill, White Cross, and North Chatham Fire Departments, and South Orange Rescue Squad. The New Hope Fire Department and Orange Grove Fire Department provided coverage to the Town of Carrboro for the duration of the fire.

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