Two people were injured during the fire in Ringgold on Sunday morning. According to the Ringgold fire chief, the two were treated for burns on their hands. They were burned while trying to beat the fire out on a bed inside the apartment with a blanket. Firefighters were called to the scene around 3 a.m. Five local fire departments responded to the scene. The fire has been extinguished, but crews remain on scene. The Red Cross will assist at least a dozen people displaced by the fire. According to firefighters, before the building was converted into apartments, it was previously owned by Dan River Mills and was used as a corporate resort facility. The cause of the fire is unknown.
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Bill Wyatt holds a B.S. in Telecommunications from Radford University. He is a radio and television station owner, journalist, broadcaster, web designer, and media consultant.
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