Houston & Peach

Fire breaks out at Sandpiper Apartments in Warner Robins

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An apartment building of Sandpiper Apartments in Warner Robins caught fire Friday afternoon, displacing residents of about 16 units.

“Fifty percent of the roof is gone,” Fire Chief Ross Moulton said.

Firefighters were dispatched at 2:26 p.m. to the apartment complex at 800 Leisure Lake Drive. The blaze was under control within 30 minutes and was out within an hour.

Arriving firefighters were greeted by an apartment manager who told Moulton, “We banged on every door.”

Firefighters did the same. Everyone was already out. No injuries were reported.

Moulton praised firefighters, whom he said did a “phenomenal” job battling the blaze.

The Red Cross was dispatched to assist displaced tenants find temporary shelter, Moulton said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Becky Purser covers breaking and Houston County news. She previously covered crime and courts for Houston and Peach counties for The Telegraph. A graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in communications/news-editorial sequence, Becky also has covered city and county government for Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia newspapers.
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