Firefighter hurt after blaze at Raleigh townhomes

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A firefighter was hurt and people who live in two Raleigh townhouses are out of their homes after a fire Saturday night.

The fire at an end unit in the Pointe at Emerald Chase community burned for a couple of hours during the evening. The community is located just off Lead Mine Road near Strickland Road.

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Crews were called to a fire at a townhome around 9 p.m, officials said.

Flames were visible when firefighters arrived on scene.

The fire started on the deck of one unit before spreading to another. One firefighter suffered a dislocated shoulder while battling the blaze.

WNCN’s Justin Quesinberry spoke with a man who was there at the time of the fire and he said that he and two other people were inside the house eating dinner when the fire started. All three were able to get out safely. The man did not want to speak on camera.

WNCN also spoke with another neighbor who said he was at the beach when the fire happened. He said he drove back to his house unsure of the damage. All he knew was that firefighters were in his home trying to battle the fire next door.

The neighbor said the firewall did a great job of preventing the fire from spreading even though the homes are about 30 years old. Despite that, the man said he will have to move out of his house, at least temporarily, while repairs are made to his home.

No one was injured in the fire and the Red Cross is helping the residents who were displaced.

There is no cause available for the fire.

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