Apartment building fire under investigation

Staff report

SIDNEY — Sidney Firefighters contained a fire in a three-story apartment complex on Countryside Drive, Monday evening.

According to a press release from Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at 6:45 p.m. Sidney firefighters responded to a fire alarm at 768 Countryside Drive. The structure contains 12 units.

On arrival, occupants were evacuating the structure. No smoke or fire was visible from the outside of the building. As crews began to investigate the alarm, smoke and fire were discovered in a first floor apartment. The fire was quickly controlled by fire crews. The fire was contained to the family room of the apartment.

Damage was estimated at $5,000 to the structure and $1,000 to the contents. Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 1 1/2 hours.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Sidney Fire Investigation Unit and the Sidney Police Department.

There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters during the firefighting operations.

The release said smoke detectors alerted the building occupants to the fire and they evacuated. The Sidney Fire Department reminds that “working smoke detectors save lives and property!”

Staff report