Winston-Salem apartment fire leaves 20 people looking for place to stay; fire was caused by lightning strike

Piedmont Triad News

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — An apartment fire in Winston-Salem on Wednesday afternoon left multiple people looking for a place to stay tonight.

Winston-Salem Fire Department Capt. Patrick Gibbs said the fire left five units at the Gardens at Country Club Apartments unlivable.

  • Winston-Salem apartment fire leaves 20 people looking for place to stay (Daryl Matthews/WGHP)

Twenty people were displaced as a result of the fire.

No injuries were reported.

The fire department said a lightning strike caused the fire.

“I actually cried. My heart goes out to them because they are displaced — they’re not displaced individuals, they’re families. They have little people and everything, so I feel for them, my heart goes out to them,” neighbor Sandy Hammond said.

The American Red Cross is helping find places for the families affected to stay.

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