Fire at Blair Place Apartments

 
A major fire at Blair Place Apartments was brought under control midday Sunday.

Battalion Chief Mike Moyer says the fire was contained to the third floor and roof, causing fire damage to two apartments. Other units on the first and second floor experienced water damage. 

The fire alarm and sprinkler systems were activated and responsible for effectively alerting residents of the 14-unit building and for helping to control the fire. 

“This is a good reminder to make sure your fire alarms and sprinkler systems are in working condition because they do make a difference,” Moyer said. 

All residents were able to evacuate without injury and several pets were able to be evacuated, however two pet birds did perish in the fire. 

 The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Jackson Hole Fire/EMS personnel will remain on the scene throughout the night to monitor the building. 

Approximately 40 firefighters responded from stations in Jackson, Adams Canyon, Hoback, Wilson, Teton Village Road, as well as the Teton Village Fire District and Teton County Emergency Management. The Jackson Police Department assisted with evacuations and traffic control. 

Blair Place Apartments comprises some 294 rental units. The property was sold recently in late September.




 
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