At around 1:45am Stations 1, 2 and Cornelius Fire Station 2 responded to a working apartment fire in the 8500 Block of Streamview Dr, off Birkdale Commons Parkway. 911 callers were reporting 2 balconies and the roof on fire at the Fairways at Birkdale Apartments. E2 arrived on scene first to find 2 apartment balconies with heavy fire and fire in the attic beginning to show through the roof. As additional crews arrived, E2 knocked the fire on the balcony while another crew went to the 3rd floor and began hitting the fire in the attic. Residents were located on the 2nd & 3rd floors and firefighters helped them escape via the stairwell. The fire was controlled in less than 45 mins; crews remained on scene for hours. Nine Apartments received damage and 20 residents were displaced, the Red Cross of the Carolinas assisted the displaced residents on scene. The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office is investigating the cause, it appears the fire started on a 1st floor balcony and quickly spread to the 2nd floor, making its way into the attic. Units on scene: Huntersville Engines 2, 11, Ladders 1, 2 and Heavy Rescue 1; Cornelius Engine 4; MEDIC and Huntersville Police Department Click below for more pictures.