Red Cross helping 6 people after Durham apartments damaged by fire

Google maps image of the area where the fire happened.

DURHAM, NC (WNCN) — Four adults and two children were displaced from two apartments after a fire in Durham on Tuesday afternoon.

At 4:36 p.m. the Durham Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 419 Price Avenue.

When they arrived, firefighters reported heavy smoke from the front and back of a one story apartment building.

“The fire was extinguished in less than ten minutes, but it destroyed the bedroom and caused smoke and heat damage to the rest of the apartment,” said Chris Iannuzzi, Durham Fire Deputy Chief.

An adjoining apartment also suffered smoke and water damage.

Both apartments were uninhabitable and Red Cross was called to assist four adults and two children. No one was home when the fire started and there were no injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. As of 5:45 pm, firefighters were still on the scene conducting overhaul operations.

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