The Birmingham Area Chapter's ARCHIE team responded at 5:00 a.m. to a 13 unit apartment fire at 500 Tuscaloosa Ave. One unit was totally destroyed. Four units had major damage with extreme water/smoke damage. Five with smoke damage only and three units had no fire damage.
Red Cross has assisted the family that receive total damage to their unit with shelter tonight and are currently working to assist the families that received major damage to their units. Red Cross will also be assessing the needs of the families with smoke damage. The apartment complex is providing all the 51 people affected with new units tomorrow.
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