Multiple fire departments responded to an apartment fire in South Charleston on Thursday afternoon.
Units from Madison, Cedarville, Green and Springfield townships, among others, were called to 400 Sunset Court around 3:40 p.m. for a fire in the Country Lane Apartments.
Rodney Getz, a training officer on the scene, said the state fire marshal was being called in to investigate the blaze, which displaced residents in the three units in the building.
Getz said the working theory was that the fire started in the middle apartment in the building, however, no determinations would be made until the investigation had been completed.
Justin Holo lives in the unit with his wife and two young children. Holo said he returned from his mother-in-law’s house to find his daughter’s window pushed open and saw smoke.
Holo was able to get his 2-year-old daughter and two-month-old son out safely.
Getz said there was “significant damage” to Holo’s apartment.
Elisha Casey moved into the apartment next to Holo’s a week ago and said the whole experience has been “one of her worst nightmares.”
“We’ve just got to be thankful for not being in there and getting out ok,” she said.
No injuries were reported in the blaze.
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