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.