File. Residents of Fairview Manor look on after being evacuated from their building.

J.D. Pooley | Sentinel-Tribune

Residents have been allowed to return to their apartments at Fairview Manor after a fire displaced nearly a dozen people last week.

The Bowling Green Fire Division responded with its ladder truck and two engines at 12:47 p.m. on Sept. 28 to the complex located at 1020 N. Grove St.

The division is finishing its investigation to the cause of the fire, “but nothing suspicious as far as being intentionally set,” said Capt. Terry Busch.

All 50 units in the building were evacuated and residents were taken by a Bowling Green City Schools bus to the community center?, where they were fed by the American Red Cross.

BG apartment fire displaces dozens of residents

The Red Cross gave nine residents who lived on the third floor vouchers for other living arrangements, Busch said.

The third floor of the four-floor apartment complex is where the fire started.

All residents except the man who lives in the unit where the fire originated have returned, Busch said.

There was minor water damage and the person who lives immediately below that unit was displaced as well, he said.

The fire was confined to that unit, he said.

“It did not spread,” Busch said, adding that the main issue was smoke.

Two people were transported to the hospital due to smoke inhalation, he said.

BGFD was assisted by Middleton Township Fire Department, which assisted in search and rescue efforts. Pemberville and Weston departments also were called for mutual aid.

Mid-County 120 ambulance service also was on site.

The Bowling Green Police Division assisted at the scene, Busch said.

“Before we even arrived on scene, they had some of the officer evacuating the first and second floors,” he said.