Resident Escapes Burning Euclid Apartment
At 9:39 PM on Sunday, February 25, the Euclid Fire Department (EFD) responded to a fire at the Normandy Tower Apartment complex on Lake Shore Boulevard. The call originated from the building’s recently upgraded fire alarm system. Fourteen Euclid firefighters responded extinguishing the flames within seven minutes of arrival.
Upon entering the building, firefighters saw black smoke coming from an apartment on the first floor of the nine story residential high-rise. They entered the apartment and searched for possible victims while extinguishing the fire with one hose line. There were no injuries and the elderly resident of the suite escaped unharmed.
The origin and cause is under investigation by the department’s fire investigation unit. The preliminary loss estimate for the building and contents is $23,000.
Residents of high rise apartment buildings are reminded to evacuate the building if the fire alarm sounds and it is safe to do so. If there is smoke or fire in the hallway or your find smoke in the stairwell, close the door to your apartment and shelter in place until firefighters put the fire out and clear the smoke. Residential high rise buildings are designed to contain the fire and smoke to the unit of origin. If your life is in danger, call 911 and report your location.