Apartment complex sees two fires in six months, residents uneasy


Wilmington, NC (WWAY)– Just before 6:00 this evening folks at the Colonial Grand Apartments watched as Wilmington fire department and the New Hanover fire department attacked a fire on the bottom floor of one of the buildings.

Some say this has become an all too familiar sight.

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Just yards away ashes are all that remain in two units of another building. Fire claimed these apartments in January.

Investigators say Sunday’s blaze was an accidental electrical fire and it began in the kitchen.
Residents watching the clean up still feel uneasy.

Resident of seven years Brian Reynolds says, maybe it’s time to move.

“Two fires in six months… That’s not good. They’re gonna be lowering some rent or people are gonna start moving I’m sure.”

Reynolds kicked in the door in an effort to save the dog trapped inside after noticing smoke coming from the apartment.

The dog did not survive the fire.

Investigators estimate around $60,000 worth of damage.