Whitman Deputy Fire Chief Joe Feeney is labeling an apartment fire ”suspicious” because he says no one is residing in the apartment.
The fire occured Monday afternoon on Myrtle Avenue inside the Townhouse Apartments, a 120-unit apartment building.
Deputy Chief Feeney says the apartment is on the 4th-floor and the tenant is in the process of moving out, “No one’s been in the apartment for a few days, according to the management and according to the occupant.”
Whitman firefighters received notice of the fire through an alarm system. Once they got into the apartment, they found the bathroom door in flames.
The fire was quickly extinguished before it could spread to other apartments.
The 4th-floor and the 5th-floor of the building suffered smoke damage. All residents were forced to evacuate but while evacuating, Deputy Chief Feeney says one resident was injured and had to be transported to the hospital.
The State Fire Marshal is investigating how the fire started.
Townhouse Apartments, 100 Myrtle Ave, Whitman