Fire at North Roop Street apartments
Firefighters secure the building after the fire is contained. Photo by Makenzie Davis
Flames engulfed a Meadowbrook apartment on Thursday, Sept. 5. Photo submitted
UPDATE: According to a press release from the American Red Cross, the apartment fire on North Roop Street in Susanville displaced several persons. Initial reports indicate six families are affected. At the request of local fire officials, a Disaster Action Team from the American Red Cross is en route to provide assistance. Red Cross caseworkers will asses the needs of the families and are prepared to help them find temporary lodging and replace essential items such as clothing, food and prescription items. For more information, call the Red Cross at 215-5725.
Sept. 5, 2013 — A fire caused Meadowbrook Apartment residents to evacuate their homes earlier today, according to Susanville Fire Department Fire Captain Dan Weaver.
At approximately 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, emergency responders rushed to the complex on North Roop Street to find an apartment engulfed in flames.
The resident of the apartment where the fire started was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. No other injuries were sustained.
The flames destroyed two apartments and adjacent rooms suffered smoke damage.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Emergency responders include the Susanville Fire Department, CalFire, Susan River Fire Protection District, Janesville Fire Protection District, Lassen Municipal Utility District, Lassen County Sheriffs Office and Susanville Police Department.
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