Video: Massive 3 Alarm Apartment Fire in Charlotte

A massive 3 alarm fire burned an Apartment building in South Charlotte this morning.

I will be following and updated this story.

Updated: News from Tuesday night.

Chopper video at WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire in a three-story apartment building in south Charlotte for more than an hour Tuesday morning.

Flames ripped through the roof of the building. Photo from

The fire was at the Archstone Apartments at 6304 Reafield Drive which is located off Highway 51.  The fire was reported around 10:30 a.m. and firefighters from a nearby fire station arrived about three minutes later.

When Sky 3 flew over the scene at 10:47 a.m., we could see flames and smoke coming from the top of the apartment building.  Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles.

Several fire trucks and about 60 firefighters with the Charlotte Fire Department were called to the scene to assist.

Watch the video here from the chopper video at WSOC TV. They also have a photo slideshow here.

More links: Photos from the scene
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