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Raleigh apartment fire displaces 19

Posted March 15, 2011 5:33 a.m. EDT
Updated March 15, 2011 7:27 a.m. EDT

— An early morning fire Tuesday at Mission Capital Crossing apartments displaced 19 people, including six children, authorities said.

No one was injured in the blaze at 4724 Dansey Drive, which began around 2:50 a.m. The cause of the fire was under investigation, but authorities said foul play is not suspected.

Approximately 65 firefighters responded and found "heavy fire visible from both floors at the rear of the apartment," according to a Raleigh Fire Department incident report. Eight apartments were deemed uninhabitable.

Resident Katrina Lodge said she lost everything in the fire, even her car keys. She described the scene as the fire spread.

"I went to the back door, and I couldn't do it," she said. "The flames (were) coming inside, and I didn't want to touch the door, because I was afraid to get burned, or the flames could come rushing in."

The Red Cross is assisting people who were displaced.