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Fire Chief: One hospitalized, Red Cross assisting 10 families displaced after fire at Walhalla apartments

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Crews battle fire at Walhalla Gardens Apartments (Source: iWitness) Crews battle fire at Walhalla Gardens Apartments (Source: iWitness)
Crews battle fire at Walhalla Gardens Apartments (Source: iWitness) Crews battle fire at Walhalla Gardens Apartments (Source: iWitness)
Crews battle fire at Walhalla Gardens Apartments (Source: iWitness) Crews battle fire at Walhalla Gardens Apartments (Source: iWitness)
Crews battle fire at Walhalla Gardens Apartments (FOX Carolina/ 3/7/18) Crews battle fire at Walhalla Gardens Apartments (FOX Carolina/ 3/7/18)
Crews battle fire at Walhalla Gardens Apartments (FOX Carolina/ 3/7/18) Crews battle fire at Walhalla Gardens Apartments (FOX Carolina/ 3/7/18)
WALHALLA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Brandon Burton, Fire Chief of City of Walhalla Fire Department said one person was hospitalized after a fire at an Upstate apartment complex on Wednesday.

A call came in about a structure fire at Walhalla Gardens Apartments around 4:55 p.m. Burton said the first units on scene witnessed heavy fire on the first floor and second floor, and immediately began working to take down the blaze.

The fire took a total of 15 minutes to take down, said fire officials.

Burton said the current condition of the victim transported to the hospital from the scene is unknown, but no firefighters were injured.

Eight residents were displaced due to smoke and heat damage from the fire. Walhala City Fire, Walhalla City Police, West Union Fire, Walhalla Rescue, Westminster Rescue and Oconee County Emergency Services (approximately 35 firefighters) responded to the scene.

The official cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.

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