Twenty people without homes after an early morning fire in Augusta


AUGUSTA (WJBF) – Fire crews are on the scene on a structure fire at Avery Point apartments in Augusta. That’s located on Fayetteville Drive.

According to officials the fire broke out around 3:30 this morning. One building, which houses eight units was fully engulfed.

One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, they’re expected to be okay.

Unfortunately, a dog died.

Twenty people have been displaced and the Red Cross has been called in to assist them.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

NewsChannel 6 has a crew on the way to the scene.

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