HICKORY, NC (WJZY) - Flames ripped through an apartment complex for over four hours in Hickory early Sunday morning.
Around 5:30 a.m., fourteen fire departments, including Mountain View Fire and Hickory Fire, EMS, Red Cross and Hickory police responded to the fire at in the 2300 block of Mitchell Drive.
14 departments total working on this fire at 2343 Mitchell Dr in Hickory. EMS, Red Cross, Police, Fire, and Rescue pic.twitter.com/GrPCEP7B5U— Madelyn Hastings (@MaddyFox46) August 28, 2016
Crews are still on scene working to put out the fire.
Officials say apartment residents were able to get out safely.
Mountain View fire department telling me everyone got out safely. pic.twitter.com/gEGz07jcfe— Madelyn Hastings (@MaddyFox46) August 28, 2016
Smokes and flames from the fire are visible from a nearby highway.
Smoke is still very visible from the highway due to an apartment fire in Hickory pic.twitter.com/ZPW35w1RKB— Madelyn Hastings (@MaddyFox46) August 28, 2016