Replace: three hospitalized, 15 handled on-site after a fireplace on the Greensboro senior residents’ residential complicated, says an official | Native information
KENNETH FERRIERA, NEWS & RECORD
GREENSBORO – Three people were hospitalized Thursday night following a fire in a Greensboro senior citizens’ residential complex, according to Greensboro Fire Department Deputy Chief Dwayne Church.
At around 8:00 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a fire alarm in the Gateway Plaza Greensboro senior housing. While the firefighters were on their way to the apartment complex, the call was upgraded to a building fire, Church said.
A crew of 70 firefighters had the fire under control by 8:26 p.m. Church said.
The fire that started in room 308 on the third floor was confined to one bedroom. According to Church, only one person was displaced by the fire.
Three residents were taken to Moses Cone Hospital for smoke inhalation while 15 residents were treated on site for smoke inhalation, Church said.
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The estimated structural damage and loss of content was $ 8,725, Church said.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
GREENSBORO – Officials are investigating the cause of a fire in a senior housing complex in downtown Greensboro Thursday night.