Bulloch County 911 dispatched Statesboro and Bulloch County Fire Departments to a Statesboro apartment structure fire on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 8:04 pm.

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The fire occurred at The Renaissance apartments, located at 1818 Chandler Road near the Georgia Southern University campus.

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The first firefighters arrived on the scene at 8:07, three minutes after the call was dispatched by 911. They reported heavy fire and smoke from the second and third floor of an end apartment in the rear of the complex. They also confirmed that the occupants of the apartment and adjoining apartments were able to escape the fire unharmed.

Renaissance apartment fire in Statesboro, Georgia

The SFD Battalion Chief requested additional assistance, including firefighters and fire engines which responded from Statesboro and Bulloch Fire Departments.

Because of the rapid response and the remarkable attack of the fire by the firefighters the major fire damage was contained to one two-story apartment. The adjoining apartment and the apartments below appears to have also received heat, water and smoke damage.

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The Renaissance management, along with the SFD CAFE and Red Cross, were on the scene and are working together to locate temporary housing for the residents impacted by the fire.

Initial reports indicate the fire began as a grease fire in the kitchen of the heaviest damaged apartment.

Firefighters had the fire under control shortly after arriving on the scene. They remained on the scene for several hours, making sure the fire was completely extinguished.

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Statesboro fire will conduct a routine cause and effect investigation of the fire. Bulloch County EMS responded to the scene as a precaution. Statesboro Police Department also responded to assist SFD.

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