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Fire Destroys Two Durham Apartments

Posted October 13, 2003 10:07 a.m. EDT

— Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that destroyed two units at a west Durham apartment complex Sunday afternoon.

A family living at the Wellington Place apartments, located off Garrett Road, reported the fire after noticing flames and smoke shooting out of an air conditioning vent, officials said.

A broken fire hydrant slowed down efforts to put out the fire and one firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion. No one else was hurt.

There is no word on how the fire started.