Massive fire engulfs apartment on Ellis Ave. - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Massive fire engulfs apartment on Ellis Ave.

Jackson apartment complex on fire; Source: Alice Mitchell Jackson apartment complex on fire; Source: Alice Mitchell
Jackson apartment complex on fire; Source: Alice Mitchell Jackson apartment complex on fire; Source: Alice Mitchell
Jackson apartment complex on fire; Source: Alice Mitchell Jackson apartment complex on fire; Source: Alice Mitchell
Apartment complex catches fire on Ellis Avenue; Source: WLBT Apartment complex catches fire on Ellis Avenue; Source: WLBT
Apartment destroyed by fire on Ellis Avenue; Source: WLBT Apartment destroyed by fire on Ellis Avenue; Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

An apartment complex is engulfed in flames on Ellis Avenue.

Ellis Avenue is shut down at The Vintage Townhomes because of this large fire. Witnesses tell our crew on scene that no one is inside. 

According to Chief Cleotha Sanders with the Jackson Fire Department, the first unit was on scene within two minutes of the 911 call.

Chief Sanders said the apartment complex did not have tenants living inside at the time of the fire.

Other apartments in this same complex did have tenants living inside, but they were not harmed by the fire.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control within one hour. Ten units responded to the apartment complex to help extinguish the flames.

Firefighters are still working to put out hot spots. Once all hot spots are out, Chief Sanders said that his firefighters will conduct a secondary search to make sure nobody was inside.

There are no reports of injuries right now. 

This is a developing story and we will update as soon as we know more.

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