Firefighters respond to apartment fire on Sparkman Drive in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Police arrived at Summer Tree Apartments Wednesday morning to find the main office engulfed in flames.

 

"Within five minutes you could feel the heat," said resident Alton Tarver.

Huntsville firefighters got the fire under control quickly, but Captain Frank McKenzie said the building seems to be a total loss.

"The backside of my building got scorched with the vinyl melting and such," Tarver added.

Other than some exterior damage, the apartments at the complex were not damaged.

Captain Mckenzie said this wasn't the first time firefighters responded to a fire at Summer Tree. He did confirm the complex is up to code.

Investigators are continuing to investigate the cause of the fire. They believe it may have started near the west side of the building.