On Wednesday night, Greenville Fire/Rescue (GFR) responded to a fire at the District at Tar River apartment complex on First Street, which left 26 residents displaced.
GFR arrived at the scene at 9:30 p.m. and reported smoke and flames showing, according to a press release from GFR.
The fire occurred in the District apartment complex’s F2 building. According to the GFR press release, it left 11 units in the building marked as “sustained major damage,” and one person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
“GFR personnel rescued a total of seven pets, three dogs and four birds, from the affected apartments,” the press release said.
The crew on-scene was able to extinguish the fire, according to the press release.
“An investigation is underway to determine cause and origin of the fire,” according to the press release.
American Red Cross has been able to contact and assist the 26 residents who were left displaced by the fire, according to the press release.
Bryant Beddard, GFR Chief Fire Marshal, said in an interview the origins of the fire were cooking-related, and it originated in the “third” unit.
“There’s various levels of damage throughout the facility. Obviously, you can tell by looking at it some have more damage than others,” Bryant said. “Overall, the building has sustained major damage.”
Bryant said the call to GFR came in around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday night.