Fire Destroys North Carolina Apartment Building

February 6, 2017

Authorities in Greenville, N.C., say a firefighter was among four people taken to the hospital after fire caused heavy damage at an apartment complex.

Local media outlets report firefighters were called to the apartment complex around 1 a.m. Saturday. Emergency personnel ordered an evacuation for the unit on fire.

Greenville Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Rebekah Thurston said the unit damaged by the fire appears to be a total loss. The department said 19 people were displaced by the fire, and at least two pets died in the blaze.

The four people taken to the hospital were reported to have suffered minor injuries.

Investigators determined the fire started in the kitchen of one of the units, and was ruled accidental.

Topics North Carolina

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