Four River Oaks apartments damaged by fire and water



Oneonta Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a structure fire at River Oaks Apartments at 9:25 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3. Upon arriving four minutes and 44 seconds later, Oneonta Fire and Rescue found two apartments engulfed in flames.

The fire, which could have easily spread to all four apartments in the unit, was quickly contained. Two connecting units sustained minor smoke and water damage.

According to Oneonta Fire Chief Arthur Willis, the fire is currently under investigation, but does not appear to have been intentionally set. Murphree Valley, Susan Moore, and Allgood assisted with the call.

There were no known injuries, but Willis said Oneonta officers helped escort two residents from a unit before fire and rescue arrived. Red Cross was notified to assist the displaced families.

This is the second apartment fire in Oneonta in two months. In May, a fire damaged 12 apartments and displaced 20 people at Eastside Apartments.