Small fire at Lake Catoma Apartments

Damage to the exterior wall of the third-floor apartment can be seen in this photo. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

Updated 7-22-19 5:23 p.m.

CULLMAN, Ala. – Multiple units responded to a reported fire at Lake Catoma Apartments along U.S. Highway 278 East in the city of Cullman Monday morning.

Cullman Fire Rescue Chief Brian Bradberry said the fire involved an ashtray and possibly a grill. The grill was thrown from the third-floor apartment onto the ground below.

No smoke was visible at the scene shortly after the call went out.

Bradberry said one person had minor burns to his hands but declined medical treatment.

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