Firefighters respond to fire at apartments in Marietta
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) – UPDATE 11/14/2023 8:03 p.m.
A fire in Marietta drove the residents of an apartment complex out of their homes on Tuesday.
The Marietta Fire Department responded to a fire at the WinBeri Apartment complex in Marietta shortly after 3 p.m. The fire started in an apartment in the third floor of the complex.
One person was transported to the hospital. The severity of their injuries or their current condition is unknown.
All other residents of the apartment complex were taken to a temporary shelter at Harmar Elementary School, according to Fire Chief C.W. Durham.
“At this time, we’ve evacuated everyone from the building and we’re relocating them to a warming center,” Durham said at 5:15 p.m. “Once that’s complete, we’ll go ahead and check anything we need to in the building still and turn it over to the ownership of the building itself at this time.”
The fire is currently under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s office. Volunteers with the American Red Cross are providing disaster relief to the residents displaced by the fire.
UPDATE 11/14/2023 3:46 P.M.
The fire is now out.
Marietta Fire Department is responding to a fire at the Winberi Apartments in Marietta.
Fire crews are currently on scene.
We have a reporter headed to the scene and will give updates on this developing story.
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