Four families displaced after Thomasville apartment fire

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Four families were displaced after a fire caused extensive damage to an apartment building Sunday afternoon in Thomasville.  

Thomasville Fire Battalion Chief Kevin Tolson said it took firefighters about an hour to get the blaze under control after responding to the 300 block of James Avenue around 2:30 p.m. 

The blaze caused an estimated $150,000 in damage to four apartments in the complex, which doesn’t have an official name, Tolson said. 

The apartments are run by the Thomasville Housing Authority. The Housing Authority and Red Cross are assisting the displaced families, Tolson said. 

A cause for the fire has not been determined.