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Woman not charged in Creedmoor apartment fire

Posted March 18, 2010 9:42 a.m. EDT
Updated March 18, 2010 9:53 a.m. EDT

— A woman who started an apartment fire in Creedmoor two weeks ago won't face criminal charges, police said Thursday.

A resident of the Granville Oaks Apartments complex, on Watershed Way, was using an oxygen tank for medical reasons and lit a cigarette, sparking the March 4 fire, police said.

The woman, whose name hasn't been released, suffered facial burns and spent a couple of days at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

The fire damaged much of the upper floor of one building at the apartment complex. Eight families were displaced, but officials said six of them moved into other apartments in the complex.