Fire

An early morning fire at the Oakwood Village Apartments in Orange caused damage to at least 12 apartment units, prompting a response by the American Red Cross.

Sunday morning, July 20, around 2:15 a.m. a fire broke out in a ground-level apartment at 521 N 37th St., said Kathy Womack, property manager of Oakwood Village Apartments in Orange.

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On July 3, at approximately 4:16 PM, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire reported at 890 Evergreen. When firefighters arrived they found a house with flames showing from one room. Firefighters were able to make a quick attack and confine the fire to one rear bedroom of the home. The occupants were able escape from the home without injury before firefighters arrived. The fire was caused by a lightning strike as a storm moved through the area.

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Firefighters battled a large structure fire in a residential neighborhood in Beaumont on July 2.

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Firefighters battle a blaze at a popular pizza restaurant on July 2.

Mazzio's Pizza in Beaumont is temporarily closed, Beaumont Fire and Rescue reports, after a structure fire caused damage to the restaurant.

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Beaumont firefighter battled a residential fire at 3115 Westmont Drive on Saturday afternoon, June 28, Beaumont Fire Rescue reports.

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Pinehurst firefighters battled a blaze caused by a lightning strike on Tuesday afternoon, June 24.

According to a news release from the Pinehurst Police Department, dispatch received a call regarding lightning striking a tree and causing a fire in the 3700 block of Whippoorwill Street at about 12:40 p.m. The Pinehurst Fire Department arrived quickly and extinguished the fire before it could spread to nearby structures, police report. 

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Beaumont firefighters battled a fire in the 6000 Jody Lane in Beaumont shortly after 5 p.m. on June 15, the Beaumont Fire Department reports. They were able to douse the fire, but not before it spread to an outbuilding on a nearby property.

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Beaumont firefighters battled an afternoon blaze on Tuesday, May 27, the fire department reports.

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Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to an early morning fire just before 5:30 a.m. on Monday, May 19, that appears to have begun in the kitchen of the residence and spread to the attic, according to investigators.

The Beaumont Fire Department reports units responded to a reported structure fire in the 3600 block of West Lynwood Drive. When firefighters arrived, they found the attic of the home on fire. The homeowner and his daughter were home at the time of the fire and were able to escape without injury.

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Firefighters in Beaumont responded to a structure fire in the 5900 block of Falcon Lane in Beaumont shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 15.

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