Man rescued after fire rips through apartment complex in Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--One man had to be rescued after a fire ripped through an apartment complex in Winston-Salem Wednesday afternoon.

The blaze started shortly after 5 p.m. at the Reynolda Manor Apartments on Teakwood Circle, according to authorities. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen of a bottom-floor unit.

"All of a sudden I saw this burst of smoke," said Debbie Moser who lives across the street. "Saw [smoke] coming out the windows and just everywhere."

The man who had to be rescued lived next to the unit that was on fire. He was unresponsive when firefighters rescued him, but was able to talk before leaving the scene. He is expected to be ok.

Five children and three adults were also displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross. The fire affected a total of four units.