HYANNIS – Firefighters from across the Mid Cape battled a three-alarm fire yesterday evening in Hyannis.
The Hyannis Fire Department received a call around 6:30 reporting a fire in an apartment unit at the Cromwell Court Apartment Complex at 168 Barnstable Road.
According to Hyannis Fire Captain Craig Farrenkopf, when crews arrived on scene there were three apartments fully involved and a second alarm was needed.
Farrenkopf said the fire started in a ground floor apartment in the three-story complex in building nine.
The fire quickly spread upwards into the two apartments directly above.
Fire crews noticed the fire had reached the attic and a third alarm was needed.
All Barnstable companies, along with crews from Yarmouth and Dennis helped knock down the fire.
Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.
Cromwell Court residents in buildings nine, 10 and 11 were evacuated and are not able to return to their apartments until the fire alarms are restored.
Farrenkopf said 12 units were damaged in total with six suffering heavy fire damage.
The other six apartments sustained water and smoke damage.
About 65 to 70 firefighters assisted in battling the blaze.
A police officer was taken to Cape Cod Hospital for smoke inhalation and there were no other injuries.