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5 injured, 12 displaced in Raleigh home fire

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — A dozen residents have been evicted after four homes in North Raleigh were damaged by fire Sunday night, officials said.

According to Brian Sherrill, a Raleigh Fire Chief, the fire was reported just after 7:10 p.m. at 8604 Olde Station Dr., just off Strickland Road near Six Forks Road.

When the first emergency services arrived, a heavy fire broke out from an apartment.

The call was immediately upgraded and about 60 firefighters eventually battled the blaze, Sherrill said.

The fire spread to another apartment, leaving two units badly damaged, he said.

A resident was able to exit the burning apartment but was injured and taken to a hospital for treatment, Sherrill said.

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Two other people were injured and treated at the scene. Two firefighters suffered minor burns and were also treated at the scene.

It took firefighters 30 minutes to bring the fire under control.

Two units had smoke and water damage.

The American Red Cross was contacted to help the displaced.

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire, Sherrill said.

https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/wake-county-news/1-taken-to-hospital-12-displaced-after-north-raleigh-apartment-fire/ 5 injured, 12 displaced in Raleigh home fire

DUSTIN JONES

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