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Fire Damages Raleigh Apartments

Posted March 31, 2003 6:00 a.m. EST

— An apartment fire started by a torch has driven 19 people from their homes.

The fire started Monday afternoon at Meredith Woods near Lake Boone Shopping Center.

A maintanance worker doing some torch work on water pipes started a fire. Officials said the worker thought he put it out, but it started spreading up the walls.

No one was hurt, but smoke and water damaged several apartments.