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Fire At Kingwood Arms In Manchester

Manchester Fire and Rescue personnel make their way into Kingwood Arms during Christmas evening fire... Photos by Barry West

Manchester Fire and Rescue personnel make their way into Kingwood Arms during Christmas evening fire… Photos by Barry West

Christmas night turnout to be not so merry for residents of Kingwood Arms apartments in Manchester. A fire was reported around 5:30pm Thursday and emergency personnel responded quickly to the scene. The sprinkler system activated to extinguish the small fire on the 5th floor of the complex on the McMinnville Hwy next to Raider Academy.
Manchester Fire Chief George DeShields says that no one was injured but Coffee County EMS provided oxygen to a few of the occupants that were evacuated.

A portion of the damage at Kingwood Arms.

A portion of the damage at Kingwood Arms.

Kingwood Arms management worked with others to find places to stay for those displaced.
There was a large amount water damage plus a couch and wall was burned.
Cigarette smoking may have started the fire but the cause is under investigation.
Manchester Fire & Rescue, Coffee County EMS, Manchester Police, Red Cross and the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene.

Part of the ceiling that suffered water damage.

Part of the ceiling that suffered water damage.