Recently, Georgetown Fire Department (GFD) responded to reports of an apartment on fire on Myers Drive. Responding units en route advised that heavy smoke was visible from across town. When units arrived, heavy fire was pushing through the roof of an eight-unit, multi-family apartment building. Fire crews immediately initiated an aggressive fire attack while conducting primary searches on all eight units. Luckily, all occupants were able to escape safely, with only a few treated for smoke inhalation symptoms. Considering the amount of fire the crews were battling, firefighters did a courageous job extinguishing and saving as many personal belongings as possible. In total, 33 people, including 23 adults and 10 children, were displaced from their homes. The GFD is working with GSCEMA and volunteer organizations to help secure basic needs for these families. GFD would like to thank the Scott County Fire Department Lexington Fire Department Georgetown/Scott County EMS Georgetown Police Department GSCEMA, Code Enforcement, and the Red Cross for all of their assistance.

– Photos courtesy of Georgetown FD