- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Residents of an apartment building in Winston-Salem are recovering after a fire ravaged their building.

Multiple news sources report six people were injured and 29 people were displaced when the fire broke out early Sunday night. A firefighter and Winston-Salem police officer were among those injured, but they have since been released from the hospital. One person is in critical condition. The other three people’s conditions are unknown.

Firefighters controlled the blaze in a little over an hour. Assistant fire chief Harry Brown says the fire caused an estimated $637,000 damage to the building and $100,000 to property.

The American Red Cross, Forsyth County Emergency Management and the property management company are assisting the displaced occupants, including nine children.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.


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