Battalion Chief: Greenville Apartment Fire Intentional

Firefighters say their investigation into an apartment complex fire in Greenville shows the blaze was intentional.

Battalion Chief Eric Griffin tells WITN: "The Police Department has joined us in the investigation and they're going to be interviewing people throughout the week, and probably somewhere in the middle of the week, we will have a little more information."

A dog chained up in the backyard of the apartment complex on Frontgate Drive off Tobacco Road was a casualty in the fire. No people were injured.

Four apartments were destroyed, and four others were damaged.


Four apartments were destroyed and four others damaged in Friday's fire, which was extinguished around 7:00 p.m. at a Greenville apartment complex.

The Red Cross is providing housing for residents of the apartment complex on Frontgate Drive off Tobacco Road.

No one was injured in the fire.

Firefighters are also still investigating the cause.


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Firefighters have contained a blaze at a Greenville apartment complex.

The fire broke out around 5:15 p.m. at apartments on Frontgate Drive, that's off of Tobacco Road.

Interim fire chief Sandy Harris tells WITN that they have the fire contained, but not out yet. He says they don't believe anyone was still inside, but they haven't been able to get to two of the apartments yet.

Harris says there is major structural damage to the building, which contains four apartments. All residents of the apartment complex have been evacuated and rescue crews are handling out blankets. The chief says the challenge for them now is rotating fire crews, as they are working very hard in the bitter cold temperatures.

Heavy smoke was visible from the intersection of Greenville Boulevard and Memorial Drive.


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