Fire rips through Raleigh apartment building
RALEIGH, N.C. — An intense fire engulfed an apartment building off of Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh Saturday evening, according to WTVD-TV.
Authorities said it happened around 6:40 p.m. in the 5000 block of Manor Valley Court at the Camden Crest Apartments.
At least 30 units were damaged or destroyed. One firefighter was treated for heat injuries at Rex Hospital.
Some residents told WTVD they had no idea there was a fire until firefighters knocked on their doors.
“The alarms didn’t go off, the sensors didn’t go off, the sprinklers were not going off,” said resident Teresa Ellis.
Officials said they were not able to confirm if the sprinklers went off inside the building.
Smoke could be seen from miles around as residents were told to evacuate.
Firefighters said the fire was so intense that the vinyl of a building 40-50 yards away was melting from the heat.
More than 70 firefighters battled the blaze, and it was brought under control just before 8 p.m.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.
The Red Cross is assisting those displaced by the fire.