• Roof collapses as flames rip through east Charlotte apartment

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Firefighters worked to put out flames at a vacant apartment duplex in east Charlotte early Labor Day morning.

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    The flames broke out inside the building on Rosehaven Drive around 4:30 a.m., and when firefighters arrived the building was engulfed, causing the roof to collapse.

    A Charlotte Fire Department battalion chief told Channel 9 that the building was vacant and has been for a while.

    Investigators have not yet said how the fire started.

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