Athens firefighters stop apartment blaze

Firefighters still are on the scene checking for hot spots.

Posted: Feb. 1, 2019 11:53 AM

Athens Fire and Rescue responded Friday morning to a call of smoke showing at an apartment at Oakleaf Apartments on Elkton Street.

Chief Bryan Thornton said a passerby saw the smoke and notified authorities at 11:18 a.m. The fire was contained to the attic above a bathroom in an apartment in Building E.

"We have the fire knocked down," Thornton said in a press release.

No one was home at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries.

Firefighters still are on the scene checking for hot spots.

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