Columbus fire crews battle apartment fire on Buena Vista Rd.

Columbus fire crews battle apartment fire on Buena Vista Rd.

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Fire crews worked to contain a fire at an apartment complex in Columbus Monday evening.

The fire is at Patriot Place Apartments located in the 3700 block of Buena Vista Road. Fire officials say there were no injuries.

Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Macon says the blaze was in one apartment building which has 20 units. Fifteen of those units were occupied and five are vacant.

One of the security officers at Patriot Place describes what he saw as he pulled up to work.

“I was coming down this road, Buena Vista Road, like I normally do and I got over the overpass and I see a bunch of smoke,” said Aaron Ragan. “Well, I’m thinking it’s the Bobcats, you know, because they blow smoke like that too, but as I got closer, completely on fire, completely on fire.”

Macon says they had eight units with 32 fire firefighters working to contain the fire.

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