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Residents Evacuated From Durham High-Rise After Fire

Posted October 10, 2006

— Three people were taken to a hospital Tuesday after a fire at a senior housing complex in Durham.

Authorities responded to a fire at about 12:20 p.m. at J.J. Henderson Housing Center, located on South Duke Street near the Durham Freeway.

Residents Evacuated From Durham High-Rise After Fire

Authorities said the fire was contained to one fourth-floor apartment, but the entire building was evacuated.

The 178-unit complex was named after a former chairman of the Durham Housing Authority board of commissioners.

The three people were taken to a local hospital as a precaution, authorities said, but there was no word on their conditions late Tuesday afternoon.

The fire remains under investigation.

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