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Fire at Morrisville apartment complex damages 17 units, leaves 35 people displaced

Crews respond to fire at Morrisville apartment complex

Crews battle an apartment fire in Morrisville, NC on March 6, 2019 as reported by our ABC11 News partner.
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Crews battle an apartment fire in Morrisville, NC on March 6, 2019 as reported by our ABC11 News partner.

Multiple apartments in Morrisville were damaged by a fire Wednesday, displacing 35 people, according to the town’s fire chief.

Morrisville firefighters responded to the fire at the Camden Westwood Apartments at 2500 Summit Ridge Loop shortly after 5 p.m., said Fire Chief Scott Criddle.

Seventeen units were damaged, including six that were severely burned, he said. The others had water and smoke damage.

No injuries were reported. Firefighters rescued four pets from the building.

Firefighters from Apex, Cary and Western Wake Fire Departments helped fight the blaze. It took about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control.

Aerial video from ABC11, The News & Observer’s media partner, showed fire damage to the front of a building and at least two large holes in the roof. A ladder truck was spraying water down on the building from the exterior, while water could be seen shooting through the holes in the roof from firefighters dousing hot spots.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Joe Johnson is a reporter covering breaking stories for The News & Observer. He most recently covered towns in western Wake County and Chatham County. Before that, he covered high school sports for The Herald-Sun.


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