BURLINGTON, N.C. – An apartment fire displaced 36 people Monday evening. The fire happened around 6 p.m. at the Trails End Apartments.
Firefighters say one building was extensively damaged when a fire started in a kitchen and quickly spread through the building. A second building received primarily smoke damage.
When fire crews arrived, everyone in all eight units damaged had already made it out safely.
“We just heard a lot of people running up and down the hallway but then somebody knocked on our door and I opened the door and it was just black smoke,” said Monique Deacon, who was displaced by the fire.
When FOX8 talked with the Deacon family they were still waiting to get back inside to see just how extensive the damage is.
“We are just fearing the worst — that we might have lost everything,” said Kerryann Deacon, who was displaced by the fire.
No one was injured.
Instead of finding all 36 displaced people hotel rooms, The Red Cross set up a shelter for everyone at their building in Burlington, located at 511 W. Davis St.