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One rescued, none displaced in fire at Suburban Apartments Thursday afternoon

DeKALB – The DeKalb Fire Department had to rescue one person from a fire Thursday at Suburban Apartments in the 1300 block of North Annie Glidden Road.

The call came in at 12:44 p.m. and the fire was out by 2:15 p.m. There were no injuries and it impacted just a handful of apartments in building 11, said DeKalb fire chief Jeff McMaster.

“We got a report of heavy black smoke coming out of the apartment building,” McMaster said. “When the firefighters got on scene we did in fact encounter heavy smoke coming from the apartment we could see, which we would consider the third floor and then throughout the entire attic space.”

McMaster said the fire started on the top floor of the three-story building and was quickly contained.

“They pulled hose lines up to the third floor where they made entry and extinguished the fire,” McMaster said. “We did have to ventilate the building by cutting a hole in the roof. We were able to contain the fire to two apartments and the space. We did have one rescue of a person who could not escape.”

The start of the fire is under investigation. No residents were permanently displaced, McMaster said, adding that the fire was well contained.

“Anybody who was affected was able to get back into their apartments,” McMaster said. “Several of these apartments were empty and under renovation.”

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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