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Fire destroys apartment building in Lexington, all residents escape

May 19, 2018

Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) – Fire destroyed a part of the Lakeland Apartment community early Saturday morning. Lakeland is one of the older apartment complexes in Lexington that’s off Old Chapin Road in the 200 block, not far from the fire service’s Lexington station. 

 

It took a number of fire units from Lexington County to bring the blaze under control. At one point, the flames coming through the roof of the building that appeared to be the one of origin could be seen from some distance away. Inhabitants of some of the other units could only stand in the on and off drizzle and watch as the firefighters fought the fire. Firefighters who were coming off the fire line were constantly being checked for overexertion by EMS personnel in the rehab area because although the overnight temperature was in the high 60’s, the humidity was soaking and could easily sap the strength of personnel exerting themselves. 

 

According to the Lexington PD, everyone was able to escape the building that was burning very early on Saturday morning. They, along with Lexington County EMS, assisted the firefighters who were still on the scene finishing up after daybreak. The fire service was staggering personnel on and off the scene to complete their shift change while still working at the location. 

 

The fire service had a fire marshal out before daybreak on the scene. After a fire of this size, it may take some time to narrow down a point of origin or determine the cause of the blaze. The fire service has not said if anyone was hurt during the operation and an estimated dollar loss may take some time to compile.

 

 

 

 

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