Fire Damages Century Apartment Complex

July 31, 2012

At least two people were left temporarily homeless following a fire at a Century apartment complex Monday night.

The fire in Building G of the Oakwood Village Apartments on Shady Lane was contained to one apartment, with one adjacent apartment suffering some smoke and water damage.

The blaze, which was reported about 10 p.m., appeared to have started on a bed on one apartment. The exact cause of the fire is under investigation by the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Century Fire Station Chief Regi Burkett credited the quick work of responding fire departments and a properly constructed firewall between apartments for preventing damage to the entire apartment building.

One resident was evaluated on scene by Escambia County EMS but not immediately transported to the hospital.

The Century, McDavid, Molino and Walnut Hill Stations of Escambia Fire Rescue and the Flomaton Fire Department also responded to the fire.

Pictured: Firefighters were able to quickly contain a fire Monday night at the Oakwood Village Apartments in Century. photos, click to enlarge.


One Response to “Fire Damages Century Apartment Complex”

  1. Me on July 31st, 2012 8:40 am

    My goodness! I’m glad they are ok and wasnt hurt! Thats down from my house and i didnt even hear the sirens!

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