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(WTVD)

(WTVD)

RALEIGH (WTVD) — Over a dozen residents at a Raleigh apartment complex were injured Sunday night after a fire engulfed their 3-story apartment building.

Fire crews responded to the fire at the complex in the 600 block of Peyton Street just after 11:30 p.m.

Flames were seen shooting from the windows on the top floor when crews arrived, they said.

According to WTVD, about 13 people were hurt as the fled the building.

At least seven of them were injured after jumping from the third floor to safety. They were taken to the hospital, but the extent of their injuries are unknown.

The firefighters were able to get the blaze under control by midnight, but the building sustained heavy damage. At least 12 apartment units were damaged, according to authorities.

The Red Cross has been called in to help over 50 displaced residents.

The  cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Source: WTVD

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