Local News

Elderly Escape Blaze

Posted January 5, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Residents of a Durham retirement center are counting themselves lucky this morning.

A blaze broke out at the J.J. Henderson Housing Center just before 11 p.m. Saturday. It began in a room on the seventh floor.

All residents on the floor were evacuated. Several people were treated for smoke inhalation, but no serious injuries were reported.