Officials are still not sure what caused the fire in University Garden’s A Building on Monday. The repairs have already begun.

Cause of fire at University Gardens remains unknown

As the investigation into the fire that destroyed several condominiums in University Gardens on Monday continues, officials are still unsure of the cause.

Chapel Hill Fire Department

The Chapel Hill Fire Department is known for its distinct Carolina blue fire trucks. The department operates five fire stations across Chapel Hill and employs 93 people. It responds to over 4,000 incidents every year and has an operation budget of about $7 million.

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Emergency fire calls decrease in Chapel Hill

Emergency fire calls in Chapel Hill are on the decline — and officials hope to keep it that way. National Fire Prevention Week kicked off Sunday, and the Chapel Hill Fire Department plans to use the time to teach residents how to better protect their homes and families from fire.


Chapel Hill Fire Department receives safe kids award

The Chapel Hill Fire Department received the “Most Creative Safe Kids Activity” award at the Safe Kids North Carolina Annual Meeting awards ceremony at Atlantic Beach on Wednesday. Safe Kids N.C. Chairman Wayne Goodwin presented the award and Deputy Chief Matt Lawrence accepted the award on behalf of the department. The department was nominated for the opening of “The Fire Place,” a public safety education center open in Meadowmont.


	The wreath which hangs above Fire Station Number 1 serves as both a festive display and a fire safety reminder, as one of the wreath’s lights turns from green to red for every residential fire in Chapel Hill.

Chapel Hill Fire Department warns of winter safety risks

The decoration is part of a program by the Chapel Hill Fire Department seeking to reduce residential fires throughout the town during the holiday season. The wreath, which was hung Nov. 25, displays green lights. For every residential fire in Chapel Hill, a red bulb will replace a green one.