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Fire update-fire is now under control

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Warren County firefighters work to put out the fire at Azalea Trace apartments. Photo by David Day

Warren County Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs reports that as of 7:45 a.m. the fire at Azalea Trace Apartments is deemed under control.

Firefighters are now working to locate hot spots and extinguish those.

Firefighter M. Skipper enters the damaged building No. 7 at Azalea Trace apartments. Photo by David Day

At around 7:30 a.m. a second page was sounded for additional manpower. Briggs indicated that the fire itself was contained to two units, however, the entire building is expected to be impacted by heat, smoke and water damage.

Warren County fire fighters work to extenguish the blaze at Azalea Trace apartments. Photo by David Day

Warren County Emergency Management Director John Elfer, Deputy Director Tracey Porter, and Reed Birdsong are also on scene coordinating resources needed by firefighters and displaced residents.

The scene at building No. 7, Azalea Trace apartments. Photo by David Day

Firefighters are expected to be on the scene for several hours as a precautionary measure to make sure that the blaze does not rekindle.

Fisher Ferry Water District has representatives on scene and has indicated that the water system has ample water to serve their customer base while providing an adequate supply for fire suppression.

VDN will continue to monitor developments and bring you additional information as it becomes available to us. 

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