Firefighter injured, multiple units damaged in Durham apartment fire, officials say

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham fire officials are investigating an apartment fire that occurred Tuesday morning and left one firefighter injured and multiple units badly damaged.

According to Durham fire officials, 17 units and 41 firefighters responded to a fire at Bay Creek Apartments on Hudson Avenue just after 6 a.m. When crews arrived on the scene they witnessed smoke and flames shooting from the three-story building, according to the fire department.

Crews were able to get a hose line to the second floor, another up to the third floor and then a third line to the back of the building in order to attack the fire, officials said. It took crews 18 minutes to knock down the fire.

One firefighter was transported to the hospital with burns to his should and two residents were taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation, but no one else was seriously injured in the fire. All three of those taken to the hospital are said to be in good condition.

Pictures and video from a CBS 17 crew at the scene showed multiple units on multiple floors charred and badly damaged. Fire officials said six apartments sustained fire and smoke damage and three others had water damage.

Investigators said it will be a while before they’re able to determine the cause of the fire.

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