Four people hospitalized after fire rips through Durham apartments

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Crews respond to fire at JFK Towers in Durham overnight (WTVD)

Four people were hospitalized overnight after a fire broke out at a Durham apartment complex.

The fire started on the 5th floor at JFK Towers on North Roxboro Road late Sunday night.

Residents said they saw flames coming out of a side window after spotting smoke.

The four people who were taken to the hospital suffered smoke inhalation, according to officials. One of the victims also had fire degree burns on his hands and wrists.

As firefighters battled the blaze, one firefighter had to be treated for dehydration.

It is the same apartment building where an elderly man died in a fire last October. Officials said they believed that blaze was accidental.

RELATED: Elderly man found dead after Durham fire

The cause of the most recent fire has not been released at this time. The extent of fire and water damage to the building is also unclear.

The American Red Cross is on standby to help any displaced residents.

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