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Fire destroys Durham townhomes

Posted September 14, 2009 6:01 a.m. EDT
Updated September 14, 2009 6:55 a.m. EDT

— An early morning fire Monday destroyed two townhouses in southern Durham where three Duke University students and a young couple with an infant lived.

The fire started on the back porch of the townhome at 106 Old Maple Lane, in the Heritage Woods subdivision, around 3:30 a.m., fire officials said. The flames quickly spread to the adjacent unit.

All the occupants managed to get out safely.

The two units were a complete loss, and two adjacent units also had smoke damage, fire officials said.

The students said that the fire might have started in a charcoal grill.