Early Monday morning HFD Stations 1 and 2 along with Cornelius Fire responded to the scene of a working Apartment fire at 16920 Block Landings Drive. HPD was on scene conducting routine police business and noticed smoke coming from one of the apartment buildings. This was the first “A” Shift “Working Fire” and great work by Deputy Chief Cj Auten who assumed Command of the incident. Engine 1 laid in a 5″ Supply line and stretched on the fire with Tower 1 and Cornelius Fire Department Hook and Ladder 44 ( The Bend) Laddering the roof.
Crews worked quickly to obtain a control time and reported no injuries to the residents. Fire & smoke damage was contained to only one apartment and no fire extension to surrounding apartments. Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals’ Office is on scene and investigating origin and cause.