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Updated: 11:29 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | Posted: 5:32 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Three people were injured in an apartment complex fire in south Charlotte overnight, including a fire investigator, fire officials said.Firefighters responded to the three-alarm fire on Lodge South Circle, just off Arrowood Road, between Nations Ford Road and South Boulevard.Fire crews rushed to the Sun Valley Apartments around 2:30 a.m. Firefighters said they battled 60-foot tall flames and were forced to pull back at one point when the roof collapsed.Paramedics rushed the two residents to the hospital with serious injuries. The fire investigator suffered minor injuries after falling.Sixteen units were damaged with about a dozen people forced out of their homes.When Channel 9 arrived on the scene, firefighters were still battling hot spots while more than a dozen people sat across the street, some with items they were able to grab before they ran out. Others didn’t even have time to grab their shoes. One resident told Channel 9 he only had time to wake his roommate up before running outside.“I woke up and I felt something, something was burning,” said resident Angel Sorto. “So, I get up and open the door and the building was on fire.” Fire officials have not said what caused the fire.
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