No one was injured Saturday after an apartment fire displaced two adults and two children who are being helped by the American Red Cross.
The South Shore Fire Department was dispatched at 5:51 p.m. Saturday to an apartment building in the 1300 block of Oakes Road for a report of fire alarms going off and residents smelling smoke, according to a press release from Battalion Chief Steve Salvo of SSFD.
Firefighters arrived on scene at 5:58 p.m. and evacuated the occupants of the building. Crews could not locate the source of the smoke until residents directed them to a unit in the back of the complex. Firefighters forced entry to the apartment and discovered heavy smoke and an active fire in the kitchen.
Crews had the fire extinguished by 6:18 p.m. and is believed to have started on or near a kitchen counter but is not considered suspicious.
“An exact cause cannot be determined due to the extent of fire damage,” Salvo wrote. “The fire is not considered to be suspicious.”
The residents of the apartment were not home at the time and are being assisted by the American Red Cross. The Journal Times is reporting that two adults and two children lived in the unit.
No one was injured in the fire, and Salvo estimates the damage at $40,000.
South Shore was assisted at the scene by the Mount Pleasant Police Department, the Caledonia Fire Department, and WE Energies.