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Crews battle massive fire at Raleigh apartment complex

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Several fire crews are battling a massive fire at an apartment complex in Raleigh, according to Raleigh police.

Police said that one apartment building with 16 units at the Enclave at Crossroads complex was "fully engulfed." The fire started on the second floor, but officials said at a press conference they don't know how it started.

No one was injured. There were 23 people displaced. Of the 16 apartments in the building, 15 were occupied. 

Multiple aerial units were on scene. The two-alarm fire broke through the roof of one of the buildings, police said. It spread through attics and debris helped fuel it.

Officials said the biggest obstacle in battling the fire was water because the hydrant closest to the complex couldn't supply the ladder truck — it only worked with the fire trucks, so they had to use a hydrant further away.

Jones Franklin Road and several others were closed as crews worked.

 


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