Officials: 27 missing or faulty smoke detectors at apartment where fire broke out Tuesday


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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.


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