UPDATE: Apartment Fire in Oak Hill

Local - 12/18/2012 5:06 PM
UPDATE (12/18):



The Fayette County Sheriff's Department is now investigating the Oak Hill apartment fire as an arson case.



The fire started just before 5PM at the apartments on the corner of Central Avenue and School Street.  Firefighters said flames came from the top floor of the apartments. Five of the six units in the building were occupied but everyone got out safely.



The Fayette County Sheriff's Department fire investigator was on scene and firefighters said there is reason to believe it could be suspicious. 



Oak Hill, Mount Hope and Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Departments responded as well as Oak Hill Police, Jan Care and General Ambulances. The responders credited teamwork for being able to deal with the fire.



"That's why we train a lot together all our departments train together Fayetteville and Mount Hope know how we operate and we know how they operate," said Oak Hill Volunteer Chief Robert Begley.



Representatives from the Red Cross were also on hand to make sure all the occupants had a safe place to stay for the night.



Anyone with information on the cause of the fire is asked to call Oak Hill City Police at 304-465-0596, or Fayette County Sheriff's Department at 304-574-4216. Investigators are asking witnesses who took pictures or videos to send these to them.






UPDATE (12/17):



The cause of the fire at an Oak Hill apartment complex is still under investigation.



The fire started just before 5PM at the apartments on the corner of Central Avenue and School Street.  Firefighters said flames came from the top floor of the apartments. Five of the six units in the building were occupied but everyone got out safely.



The Fayette County Sheriff's Department fire investigator was on scene and firefighters said there is reason to believe it could be suspicious. 



Oak Hill, Mount Hope and Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Departments responded as well as Oak Hill Police, Jan Care and General Ambulances. The responders credited teamwork for being able to deal with the fire.



"That's why we train a lot together all our departments train together Fayetteville and Mount Hope know how we operate and we know how they operate," said Oak Hill Volunteer Chief Robert Begley.



Representatives from the Red Cross were also on hand to make sure all the occupants had a safe place to stay for the night.





UPDATE (12/15):



Saturday evening multiple crews were on scene of an apartment complex up in flames.



The call came in just before 5PM to the apartments on the corner of Central Avenue and School Street in Oak Hill.  Firefighters say flames came from the top floor of the apartments. Five of the six units in the building were occupied but everyone got out safely.



The Fayette County Sheriff's Department fire investigator was on scene and authorities say there is reason to believe it could be suspicious. 



Oak Hill, Mount Hope and Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Departments responded as well as Oak Hill Police, Jan Care and General Ambulances. The responders credit teamwork for being able to deal with the fire.



"That's why we train a lot together all our departments train together Fayetteville and Mount Hope know how we operate and we know how they operate," said Oak Hill Volunteer Chief Robert Begley.



Representatives from the Red Cross were also on hand to make sure all the occupants have a safe place to stay for the night.





ORIGINAL:



Right now multiple crews are working to put out an flames at a Fayette County apartment complex.



The call came in just before 5PM Saturday to the apartments on the corner of Central Avenue and School Street in Oak Hill.  Dispatchers confirm flames are coming from the top floor of the apartments.  Locals say everyone was able to get out safely.  Oak Hill, Mount Hope and Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Departments, Oak Hill Police and Jan Care and General Ambulances all responded.



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