Man rescued from burning apartments

October 22, 2009 10:43:53 AM PDT
Firefighters battled an early morning apartment fire Thursday in Chapel Hill. The fire at the Sun Stone Apartments on Conner Drive started around 4:30 a.m. Authorities said no one was injured, but firefighters had to rescue an elderly man in a wheelchair.

They said his wife was unable to get him out by herself.

Twenty-four units were damaged in the fire and the buildings were not equipped with sprinklers although they had smoke detectors.

The Red Cross is helping feed and house the residents whose homes were damaged.

The fire is still under investigation and authorities have not said what caused the blaze.

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