UPDATE: 1/11/17 (5:00 p.m.)
Charlotte Fire tells FOX 46 Charlotte there are 27 missing or inoperable smoke detectors at Park Creek Apartments where a fire broke out on Tuesday.
Property management was fined $5,400 for the missing or inoperable smoke detectors, according to Charlotte Fire.
If residents are ever in need of a working smoke detector, you’re asked to call the City of Charlotte’s Smoke Alarm Hotline at (704) 336-2697.
Charlotte Deputy Fire Marshal told FOX 46 Charlotte on Tuesday that citations had been issued to the owner of Park Creek Apartments after a two-alarm fire Tuesday morning.
Residents of the apartment said there are no fire alarm in the apartment building.
Charlotte Fire responded to the fire in east Charlotte Tuesday morning at 5:24 a.m. No injuries were reported, according to Charlotte Fire. Fifty firefighters worked to put out the fire.
Ten units were affected, according to Charlotte Fire.
A CATS bus arrived on scene to shelter the residents who lost their apartments.
The fire started in a center apartment and spread to the entire building, destroying the roof of all apartments, according to witnesses.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.