Officials: December Apartment Fire Appears To Have Been Accidental

UPDATE: The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal’s Office says they have concluded the investigation into what caused the December fire at Willow Ridge.

Officials say the fire appears to be accidental and started in the attic area of the apartment building.

Barring any new information, fire officials say the cause will remain categorized as undetermined due to the extent of the damage.


PINEVILLE, NC — Several families are displaced after a two-alarm fire ripped through an apartment complex on Willow Ridge Road.

The fire broke out at the Willow Ridge Apartments around 11 a.m. on Thursday morning. Officials tell WCCB, all residents were able to get out of the building safely.

Medic says they responded to the scene with two mass casuality buses but no injuries were reported.

More than 40 responders assisted with the scene. At this time the cause is unknown.