No injuries reported in BV apartment fire

Friday, October 16, 2015

Six apartments were destroyed and three have water damage following an apartment fire early Tuesday morning in Berryville. No one was injured in the blaze.

Berryville Fire Chief Shannon Chester reported that he received a call at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning saying part of the Magnolia Village Apartments on Doxey Lane were on fire. Chester said his crew stayed on the scene until 11:50 a.m., noting how hard the firemen worked to prevent the fire from spreading to adjacent buildings.

"Our crew did an extremely good job keeping it contained," Chester said.

The first unit was on the scene, he added, four minutes after the call came in.

Though no one was injured in the fire, Chester said none of the apartments are habitable. To help residents who have lost their homes, he said, an account has been set up at Cornerstone Bank.

"It's a bad situation," Chester said.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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