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Fire at west Raleigh apartment complex leaves 16 people homeless, fire officials say

Firefighters respond to West Raleigh apartment fire

Raleigh firefighters respond to a West Raleigh apartment fire Thursday evening, March 7, 2019.
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Raleigh firefighters respond to a West Raleigh apartment fire Thursday evening, March 7, 2019.

A fire at a west Raleigh apartment complex Thursday has left 16 people homeless, Raleigh fire officials say.

Firefighters were called to 3121 Aileen Drive around 6 p.m., a news release said. When the first truck arrived at the Arium Trailwood apartment complex off Gorman Street, firefighters found a fire in progress. The complex is made up of many two-story buildings.

The building on fire was occupied and rescues were made, the release says. No injuries were reported, it says.

One person jumped from a second-story window, ABC11 reported.

Aerial video from ABC11, The News & Observer’s media partner, showed firefighters on a second-floor deck walking around a damaged unit. Fire investigators said eight units were damaged.

The fire, which was determined to be accidental, was contained in about 30 minutes, investigators said.

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