Douglas Co. Fire Dist. No.2

At 00:58 Sunday morning firefighters from the Winston-Dillard Fire District (WDFD) and
Douglas County Fire District No.2 (DCFD2) were dispatched to a reported apartment complex
fire located at the Blue Ridge Apartments in the City of Winston.

Crews received an initial report of an adult trapped on a second floor balcony with their child
and her apartment was quickly filling with black smoke. The crews arrived to find a large
amount of smoke and fire exiting the back of the structure and through the roof. Firefighters
swiftly found that the fire was blocking the front doors for two apartments. Fortunately, with
quick thinking and the help of neighbors both occupants and their children were able to get to

Crews were able to knock down the majority of the fire with an aggressive initial fire attack.

When additional crews arrived on scene firefighters made entry into the home and fully extinguished the fire. The fire was reported to 911 by multiple neighbors. A fire investigation was performed and the cause appears to be accidental.

WDFD and DCFD2 responded with 4 fire engines, 1 ladder truck and 1 command unit with a total of 13 personnel. Lookingglass assisted with 1 fire engine and 1 command unit with a total of 7 personnel. Crews were assisted by Winston Police Department, DCSO and Bay Cities Ambulance Fire crew’s quick actions were able to limit fire damage and prevent the fire from spreading to more adjacent apartments.

Winston/Dillard fire District would like to remind everyone to check your smoke alarms and
keep all heat sources at least three feet away from any combustible items such as paper,
furniture, bedding, or curtains.


  1. The picture of the actual fire was taken by my son Joesiph Malone and used with OUT his Permission!

  2. While I'm flattered that you used my photos of the fire, I'd ask that you either asked me first, or at least credited me. As you can see, I posted the pictures on my Facebook when the fire actually happened, at 1:10 AM; https://www.facebook.com/JoesiphWulff/posts/3735346196492168

    Also, I'm sorry to say, the fire was not determined to be accidental. Even now, the official cause is "Unconfirmed".


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