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Raleigh toddler dropped from balcony during fire

Posted January 18, 2011 5:44 p.m. EST
Updated January 19, 2011 9:43 p.m. EST

— A Raleigh woman dropped her toddler from her third story apartment and into a group of bushes below when a fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon, Raleigh firefighters said.

The woman, whose name was not released, then jumped from the balcony of her apartment, located at 2300 Wesville Court near Lake Boone Trail.

The woman and the toddler were taken to WakeMed Hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

Firefighters said the blaze broke out around 2:30 p.m. in a third floor apartment. The fire was contained to that apartment, which was destroyed. A total of 12 units were damaged. 

The American Red Cross is assisting displaced families. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.