The Decatur Fire Department released footage of crews responding to an apartment building fire in the 500 block of West Macon Street on Thursday. Crews arrived around 2:15 a.m. Thursday. READ THE STORY: https://bit.ly/2VyDiW4

DECATUR – Authorities are calling a fire that destroyed several vehicles and damaged a Decatur apartment building as suspect.

The teams arrived around 2:15 a.m. Thursday in the 500 block of West Macon Street.

A dashcam video posted Thursday afternoon by Decatur firefighters shows firefighters arriving to find a burning carport and thick black smoke billowing into the night sky. Overhead power lines and cables were on fire, as were vehicles parked under the compound.

“The teams deployed lines of attack to put out the fire and protect the building from the spread of the fire,” Deputy Fire Chief Jim Ohl said in a statement. “The parking garage was badly damaged and the building suffered only minor heat damage and was not involved in the fire.”

The report identifies a vehicle as the source of the fire.

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The firefighters cleaned the scene at 4:30 a.m.

Teams are investigating a fire on West Macon Street in Decatur on Thursday.

No injuries were reported. An estimate of the cost of the damage was not immediately available on Thursday.

The Decatur Housing Authority said some occupants will be relocated due to window and water damage.

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Decatur Police and State Fire Marshal are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 217-424-2811.

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Contact Donnette Beckett at (217) 421-6983. Follow her on Twitter: @donnettebHR


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