Steve Huffman, public information officer with the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department, said in press released that a fire was discovered at the apartment complex after smoke and visible flames were reported to authorities at approximately 5:27 a.m., Dec. 30.
When firefighters arrived, smoke was seen coming from a vacant apartment and a small fire was discovered in the building’s stairwell. Several units responded to the scene and were able to quickly extinguish the fire, preventing it from spreading further.
On the scene, investigators discovered signs of forced entry and evidence to suggest the small fire was set intentionally.
No injuries were reported, but damage to the complex is estimated at approximately $5,000.
Anyone who may have seen or have information about the fire is asked to call Mobile Fire-Rescue investigators at 208-MFRD or 208-7311.