Fire in the middle of the building
No major injuries but the building looks to be a total loss as fire departments from many, many surrounding towns joined AFD to put down a stubborn blaze at Southpoint Apartments, which had a pretty good head start before units first arrived on scene.
APD arrived first and assisted in getting people out of the burning building
Tapping a hydrant immediately adjacent to the building
AFD two aerial platforms (Ladder 1, Engine 2) attack from above
Smoke was so thick it blotted out the sun
AFD Assistant Chief Lindsay Stromgren, incident commander, sizing up the smokey scene
Video below was shot at 5:02 PM a little before the first AFD engine arrived