Major apartment fire in Matthews NC
MATTHEWS NC APRIL 30 2010
By: Brett Davis
A major fire at a Matthews NC apartment complex has destroyed one apartment building containing 20 apartment units and injured numerous firefighters.
An on scene reporter stated that the fire which started at around 3PM eastern time quickly spread and burned hot and furiously collapsing part of the structure.
The apartment complex called the Legacy Apartments on Gander Cove Rd off from Monroe Rd injured at least 4 firefighters and nine others have been treated for heat exhaustion.
A number of fire departments including Matthews, Idlewild and Charlotte have been on the scene working the fire for more than four hours.
There is no word yet on the cause of the fire.