ENGULFED: Brundidge apartment destroyed in blaze

Published 10:01 pm Monday, March 18, 2019

Fire engulfed a two-story apartment building at 136 Ramage Circle in Brundidge Sunday night.

“The fire engulfed the whole top floor,” said Brundidge volunteer firefighter Charles Tuttle. “When we got there, the left side of the second story was on fire and it moved over to the right side. That whole building is fat lighter and that’s hard to put out. It just keeps burning.”

Tuttle said the call came in at 8:46 p.m. and the BVFD responded with assistance from the Troy City Fire Department, Hamilton Cross Roads Volunteer Fire Department and the Springhill Volunteer Fire Department.

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The three occupants of the building were all out of the building when BVFD arrived.

“There were reports that when the fire started someone went in and got a dog or dogs out,” Tuttle said. “But, that was before we arrived so we don’t know that. Someone also said a kid got a small burn when he went around back looking for a dog but I don’t know about that either. It happened before we got there, too.”

The firefighters worked the fire until 1:01 a.m.

“The fire started on March 17 and we got it out on March 18,” Tuttle said. “The fire rekindled twice during the early morning hours and we had to go back. The neighbors and the Brundidge Police altered us that the fire had rekindled.  Fires like that usually rekindle and being fat lighter, there was a good chance that it would. But we got those fires right out both times.”

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Tuttle said the Brundidge Fire Department appreciates the Hamilton Crossroads, Spring Hill and Troy fire departments and the Brundidge PD.