Apartment Fire In Dover Displaces All Residents, Damages Dwellings
A two-alarm apartment fire in Dover displaced residents from all 21 units Tuesday night, according to Dover Fire and Rescue.
Three residents of the White Cliffs Apartments, located near Route 155 in Dover, were accommodated by the American Red Cross, according to Dover Assistant Fire Chief Dale Spainhower, while the rest found their own accommodations Tuesday night.
Spainhower told Seacoast Current there were no injuries in the fire, which severely damaged one apartment and also damaged another. Spainhower said he expects most residents will be able to return to White Cliffs by the end of the week.
Spainhower said the fire is still under investigation but appears to have been caused by an electrical issue that started inside the wall of one of the apartments. The fire began in a third-floor apartment, Spainhower said.
"Significant damage to one apartment, also damage to another apartment," Spainhower said when reached by phone Wednesday. "There are 21 total units in the facility, all were displaced. Red Cross has accommodated three residents and the rest of the residents found their own accomodations. No injuries reported and no transport out of the facility."
The "Hand In Hand, We All Succeed" Facebook Group based in Dover is currently organizing donations for the displaced residents and those who had items damaged in the fire.