Fire burns in attic of Sarasota apartment complex

(Source: Sarasota Emergency Services)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – Sarasota County Fire Rescue was on scene of a fire at an apartment complex on Barlow Avenue on Thursday.

The fire burned at 220 Barlow Avenue, Fair Oaks Apartment, in a two-story, four unit apartment building.

Heavy smoke was seen coming from the roof of the building when firefighters arrived.

The fire was in the attic and spread inside one apartment unit.

Crews put the fire in the apartment out, but continued to fight the fire in the attic of the building.

Crews checked for extension and hot spots Thursday evening.

No injuries have been reported to residents, but a firefighter was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The Red Cross was called to assist families who are displaced. The state Fire Marshal has also been called.

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