Four Units Damaged In Raleigh Apartment Fire
Posted November 9, 2004 3:19 a.m. EST
RALEIGH, N.C. — There is no word about a possible cause to a fire at a Raleigh apartment complex.
Officials say the fire occurred sometime after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Regatta on Lake Lynn at Springcreek Cove. The apartment complex was formerly known as Barton's Landing.
Two second-story units were destroyed and two others sustained heavy smoke and water damage.
Melanie Moore said she was home with her two cats when a neighbor knocked on her door, alerting her about the fire. Moore was able to rescue one cat, but she was not able to get to the second one due to the smoke. Luckily, firefighters at the scene were able to save the second cat, who was hiding under a bed.
"I'm alive and my cats are alive. Who can ask for anything more really?" she said.
"These animals are very important to their owners and if we can rescue an animal without putting ourselves in too much danger, then we will," said Alan Walters, of the Raleigh Police Department.
Ironically, the firefighters were on their way to an event to help pets.
"It's called Cause for Paws. They raise money for oxygen masks for dogs and cats and we were going to provide them for all of our engine companies," Walters said.
Officials hope to have three oxygen masks for pets at each fire station.
No injuries have been reported.