COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – The Columbus Fire/ EMS Department is on the scene of a fire on Buena Vista Road. The fire is at the Residence at Patriot Place Apartment, formerly known as Willow Creek Apartments. Officials say the fire broke out at around 6:30 p.m. Monday night.
One structure of the apartment complex was on fire, which contained roughly 20 units. About 15 of those units were occupied, but according to the resident manager, everyone is accounted for.
Deputy Chief of Columbus Fire and EMS, Daniel Macon told News 3 what he saw when he arrived on scene.
“Well this was a big one,” Macon said. “It was pretty much involved when we got here. It was basically a defensive fire for the most part which means it was almost too dangerous to go in, so we stayed on the outside and tried to protect as many structures as we can on down the unit.”
Macon says fire and EMS will be there for a while checking for hotspots and just flowing water to stay on the safe side. After that, there will probably be a unit here most of the night in case there are any flare ups.
There are currently no reported injuries in the fire.