Newberry Observer

Fire at Indian Hills Apartment

NEWBERRY — The City of Newberry Fire Department responded to a call of a report of smoke in a kitchen at Indian Hills Apartment on Tuesday, February 6 at approximately 12:48 a.m.

When crews arrived on scene they were advised that there may be someone in one of the apartments. Firefighters had to use forcible entry to gain access and perform the search and fire attack. One person was found in the apartment and rescued by a city firefighter.

Fire Chief Keith Minick said Newberry County EMS was on scene to treat the patient, who was transported to Columbia. One firefighter was injured during the fire and rescue operation and was treated for further evaluation.

The American Red Cross was notified to assist with residents in two of the four apartments. The fire is under investigation at this time, Minick said.

Elyssa Haven for The Newberry Observer