Fire in Downtown Pembroke Causes Water and Smoke Damage to Apartment and Business

The Red Cross is assisting a resident displaced by a weekend fire in Downtown Pembroke. 

Around 6:30, Saturday night, the Pembroke Fire Department responded to an apartment fire on Pembroke St. West and arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the second story apartment window. 

After an extensive search firefighters found no persons in the apartment but did evacuate a tenant from another apartment in the building. 

Fire fighters made an aggressive interior attack and extinguished the fire quickly containing it to the area it started in; However, the apartment and business below have smoke and water damage to them. 

Approximately 20 Firefighters and 3 apparatus responded.