NEWS RELEASE – WADE HAMPTON FIRE DEPARTMENT STATEMENT ON LAKECREST APARTMENTS FIRE
Date: August 27, 2011
At 9:39 pm on August 26, 2011, the Wade Hampton Fire Department received a call reporting a structure fire at Lakecrest Apartments located at 3900 East North Street in Greenville.
The first engine arrived on scene at 9:41.
26 apartment units in two buildings were involved in the fire. Each building contains 12 units, and two units in another building received water damage from runoff.
The fire is believed to have originated in a third floor unit.
The Greenville County Sheriff's Office has been called to investigate, and it is expected that the investigation will begin on Monday.
The complex is currently being fenced off around the affected fire area.
No major injuries were reported.
In addition to the Wade Hampton Fire Department, units from the City of Greenville Fire Department, Taylors Fire Department, and Piedmont Park Fire Department responded as part of a mutual aid agreement.