Blaze at Bessemer apartment complex affects 44 units - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Blaze at Bessemer apartment complex affects 44 units

Fox 6 reporter Ashley Nix captured this photo of firefighters putting out the blaze at the Cedar Creek Communities apartment complex. Fox 6 reporter Ashley Nix captured this photo of firefighters putting out the blaze at the Cedar Creek Communities apartment complex.
Fox 6 reporter photo/Ashley Nix Fox 6 reporter photo/Ashley Nix
This photo shows the extent of the damage to the Cedar Creek apartments. This photo shows the extent of the damage to the Cedar Creek apartments.

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - UPDATE: A fire that began in one of the apartments in the Cedar Creek Communities complex in Bessemer spread and set 19 other units ablaze. Authorities say a total of 44 units have been affected by the water and smoke damage from the fire, leaving dozens of familes without a home.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but officials say it appears to be accidental. Neighbors say it could have been cause by food left on a stove.

The Birmingham-Jefferson Red Cross received a call around 2 p.m. from the apartment manager. The Red Cross Disaster Action team responded to the fire at 569 Flint Hill Road in Bessemer.

Fox 6 Reporter Ashley Nix is at the scene. We'll have more details as they become available.

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